Take your school or non-school youth group on a journey through Butterfly Pavilion’s indoor and outdoor exhibits that reveal the fascinating lives of invertebrates in desert, grassland, rainforest, ocean, and freshwater environments. Bring your curriculum to life through engaging, hands-on experiences that educate and inspire.
Offered: June 6-August 24, M-F
Program Times: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30; must arrive at least 15 minutes before program time
Ages/Grades: Pre K-6th grade
Length: Programs run up to 30 minutes; overall field trip time, including self-paced exhibit exploration and lunch lasts approximately 3 hours
Fee: $6/student (includes admission and program), 1 free adult (teacher, group leader or other adult chaperone) per 5 students, additional adults $12 each
Scholarships may be available to eligible schools/groups.
Group Size/Class Session: Minimum 10 students and 1 adult; groups of over 30 students will be split and assigned additional educators.
Please note: These programs take place outdoors. Please plan accordingly and make sure students have water and protective sun gear. Activities are weather permitting, and may be moved inside if necessary.
Bugs and Blooms (Pre K – 6th grade)
What kind of bugs will we find in our own backyard? Your young scientists will investigate connections between bugs, plants, and their habitats during a guided bug hunt in Butterfly Pavilion’s garden and nature trails.
Habitat Is Home (K – 6th grade)
Habitat is home for invertebrates of all shapes and sizes! Your young scientists will discover what an animal needs to survive in its habitat through a fun interactive game and exploration of some of the habitats along Butterfly Pavilion’s nature trail!
Survival! (K – 6th grade)
Survival is key for any animal. Your young scientists will investigate the relationships between predators and prey, and how invertebrates use camouflage and other techniques to survive. Join Butterfly Pavilion educators for a fun, interactive game all about the art of survival!