4th Through 8th Grade Outreach

We bring Butterfly Pavilion to you!
We share the world with spineless wonders, creepy crawlies, and beautiful bugs97% of all animal species on the planet are invertebrates! Nurture your curiosity, face your fears, and learn about some of the smallest and most interesting citizens of our planet with this unique outreach experience. And get ready, because we’re bringing the animals to you! Programs for all ages are available.
We encourage you to refer to the grade levels noted under each program when you register. These have been selected by the Butterfly Pavilion education team to ensure age-appropriate and quality programming for your students. Please call 720-974-1861to register.

Bug Safari

Take a trip around the bug world with Butterfly Pavilion! Hop on board as we explore animals from the desert to the rainforest and everywhere in between. Learn hands-on (literally!) about the diversity and classifications of these exotic animals. Like the amazing creatures we bring to you, our programs can adapt to meet your group’s needs.

*Bugmobile—all ages, $150/1 hour program (maximum 30 students)
*Pre-K Bug Safari—ages 3-5 , $100/45 minute program (maximum 30 students)

Birthday Bug Safari 

Invite Butterfly Pavilion to be a guest at your next birthday party!
Butterfly Pavilion now comes to you for a memorable birthday party experience, perfect for boys and girls ages 3-12. Enjoy a fun, interactive program and meet some of Butterfly Pavilion’s most famous residents, including Rosie the Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula. Customize your program with exciting add-ons like bug eating, games, storytime, and crafts for a truly unique party.
  • $175 per party + travel fee, max 20 youth participants. Parties with more than 20 participants will be charged an additional $25 fee per 1-10 extra participants. 
  • Members receive a 10% discount+ travel feeemail registrar@butterflies.org for more information about our exciting add-ons!

Bug Bites

Bone(less) appetit! Our spineless specimens require you to have a strong “backbone”to explore the world of insects with an unexpected sensetaste! Discover the role of insects in exotic diets as you 'crunch!' your way around the world.

*4th-8th grade, $100/1 hour program (maximum 30 students)

Insect Loan Boxes

Enhance your science curriculum with the help of Butterfly Pavilion! Complement your classroom science curriculum with books, games, puppets, bug nets, magnifying glasses, and moreall hand-picked by Butterfly Pavilion fun experts. “Bug out” your students with mounts of real insects, and have them collect live specimens with our bug nets to support their learning insideand outsidethe classroom.

Call 720.974.1862 for information.

*$15 for a two week loan

General Policies

All outreach programs are interdisciplinary and align with both Colorado Academic Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Email education@butterflies.org for additional information.

Outreach programs are available from 9am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. For evenings, Sundays, and holidays, an additional charge of $25 will apply (after all discounts are taken). Programs booked on the same day with more than a 45 minute break between will pay a $15 layover fee. Maximum 30 students per program unless otherwise specified.

Travel Fee

  • $0.47 per mile roundtrip

Multiple Program Discounts - NEW!

  • Consective Classes - Full price for first class, 20% off for all additional consecutive classes, must be between 15 minutes and 45 minutes apart