This October, experience Butterfly Pavilion like you’ve never seen it before! Discover a Halloween month of EPIC proportions where invertebrates from the big screen and your wildest imagination come to life! From exploring new animals with incredible abilities in new, immersive exhibits to one-of-a-kind events that bring both fun and frightful adventures, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this BUGTOBER.
Become a Butterfly Pavilion member today and enjoy unlimited admission to Bugtober for one low price!
Experience the thrills and chills with family and friends.
All October long, receive 2 EXTRA GUEST PASSES with a membership purchase.
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October 2 – 29, 9 am – 5 pm: Spider Pavilion
Weave through a maze of elaborate webs made by nature’s ultimate engineers: spiders! Enter a totally new enclosure to experience astounding arachnids and their creations up close. Experience included with General Admission.
October 2 – 14, 10 am – 4 pm: Forensic Entomology
Invertebrates are some of the world’s most incredible crime fighters. Step into the scene of the crime and learn how invertebrates help real life investigators discover “whodunit?” Experience included with General Admission.
October 15 – 29, 10 am – 4 pm: Parasite Paranoia
Uninvited microscopic guests living on or in your body? These are the things of nightmares! Dive into the gory details of undisputed evolutionary champions that may have already made YOU their host. Experience included with General Admission.
Upcoming Special Events:
October 21 – 22 & 28 – 29, 9 am – 5 pm: Bug-A-Boo
TWO weekends of your favorite Halloween celebration featuring indoor trick-or-treating, a costume parade, invertebrate exploration, and fun family entertainment! Experience included with General Admission. This event is FREE for members. Member Base Camp will only take place at Bug-A-Boo on October 21 & 22. Get your tickets for October 21, October 22, October 28, October 29.
October 24, 10 am – 4 pm: Homeschool Day – Parasite Paranoia
Discover the world of uninvited microscopic guests that may call YOU their home! This special event for homeschoolers and their families provides an exclusive look at our Parasite Paranoia exhibit, coupled with special activities that will open your eyes to the tiniest of beasts! Tickets: $8 non-members, $5 members. Get your tickets here.
October 27 – 28, with start times at 5:45 pm, 6:00 pm, or 6:15 pm: Flashlight Tours
Exciting nighttime tours of our Indoor Exhibits & Outdoor Gardens. Bring a flashlight, a friend, and a sense of adventure! Tours last for approximately one hour. Tickets: $15 for non-members, $12 for members. Get your tickets for October 27 or October 28.
Thank you to all that attended these SPOOKtacular BUGTOBER events!
October 6, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 pm: Wild About Bats & Bugs Family Fireside Chat
October 13, 10 am – 4 pm: Homeschool Day – Forensic Entomology
October 13, 9am-4pm: Fall Inservice Kid’s Day Camp – CSI: Crime Scene Invertebrates
October 13, 5 pm – 9 pm: Friday the 13th Trivia with Geeks Who Drink
October 14, 6 pm – 8:45 am: Zoo Snooze (Family Overnight)
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