There’s always something new to discover with our daily programming. Whether your child loves art, stories, science or nature, our daily programming is packed with fun, learning and surprises! The programs change often, so you can always count on something new and exciting! Our programs are interactive and appropriate for all ages.
And now we have new Spotlights, offered 6 times a day! Here are some of the programs you might experience:
Even our youngest guests will learn and experience invertebrates in the most fun way — stories! Butterfly Pavilion educators will engage you in a series of classic favorites, all about invertebrates!
Invertebrate or Not?
How well do you know your invertebrates? Test your knowledge with this fun interactive gameshow!
Rosie Explains it All
Learn about Rosie the tarantula as she explains life from her point of view. Find out where she lives, how she protects herself and so much more in this fun and interactive program.
Coral Reef Encounter
Guests will learn about coral reefs and experience a live coral feeding in this program held in the Water’s Edge exhibit. Fun and informative, join us to explore the rainforests of the sea and even experience a live feeding!
Nature Trail Trek
Guests will enjoy an interpretive walk along Big Dry Creek Nature Trail as they learn about the short-grass prairie ecosystem and participate in a bug hunt. Weather Dependent!
Clash of the Crustacean
Come see our prizefighting mantis shrimp take on different challengers in this ultimate test of survival.
The Science of Superheroes
How does Spiderman swing from a tiny web? What makes Black Widow so dangerous? Find out more about our favorite heroes and villains and discover what makes them so super!
Guests will learn about the unique and valuable qualities of a rainforest during this guided program in the conservatory.
Guests will learn about habitats and conserving invertebrates in their own backyard during this walking guided tour of our outdoor gardens. Weather dependent!
Discover more about our butterflies, our rainforest, and the Butterfly Pavilion at a Butterfly Encounter! Discover our newest butterflies, and get an engaging look at our Wings of the Tropics exhibit. Come for the learning, stay for the butterflies! Daily at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.*
Please note: On December 31, 2018, the Butterfly Encounter will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. due to our early closing time of 3:00 p.m.