Butterfly Pavilion

6252 W 104th Ave.

Westminster, CO 80020

To Schedule: Visit www.butterflies.org/learn. Call 720-974-1861 or e-mail registar@butterflies.org with questions.


Self guided exploration through exhibits can be paired with staff led 45 min classes below. Max 50 students/class. Can offer 2 concurrent classes during each class time if you have more than 50 students.

Life Cycles

Observe three animals that seem very different and uncover the mystery that ties them all together. What does a meal-worm have in common with a darkling beetle? Your students’ minds will “metamorphose” with a new appreciation of the complexities of the lives of Earth’s little creatures.


Buggy Basics

Student scientists observe live animals, study models and specimens, and use a simple dichotomous key to identify common arthropod characteristics and practice classification.

Amazing Adaptations

Student scientists use questions, live invertebrates, models, and specimens to identify various adaptations and communicate how they help the animals survive and thrive in their habitats.

Plant Partners

Student scientists examine live animals and models to delve into intricate partnerships between invertebrates and plants and infer connections between plants, animals and people.

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Each program is 1 hr. Max 30 students, except Radical Rainforsts Assembly program which has a max of 120 and requires gym or other large space.

Bug Safari

In this presentation, students meet live invertebrates from environments around the globe, hear about their characteristics, where and how they live, and why they are important in our world.

Critter Classification

In group activities, students work together to examine models and specimens, and observe live animals to identify arthropod characteristics and sort creatures into their major groups.

Incredible Invertebrate Adaptations

Using science process skills, live animals, specimens, and media, students investigate invertebrates and their incredible—and sometimes unbelievable—physical and behavioral adaptations.

Habitat Connections

Using live animals, media, and critical thinking, students uncover connections like predators, prey, decomposers, symbiosis, and more – all within an animal’s habitat. 

Bug Bites

Bugs for dinner?! This program reveals how common bug-eating really is in our own lives and in other cultures around the world and includes an opportunity to meet live animals, and—if you dare—even taste-test a bug! Bone(less) appétit!

Pollination Pals

Using media, specimens, and science process skills, students discover the ways invertebrates and flowers are intricately connected and how their interaction makes possible much of the food we eat! 

Aquatic Invertebrates

Student scientists explore adaptations and analyze real data to understand the critical ecological relationships of key aquatic invertebrates and the effects of changes in their environments.

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