About the Butterfly Field Trip

Butterflies Field TripClick here to find a Butterflies! event nearest you!
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Here are some quick points about the field trip:

  • Appropriate for ages 3 years – 15 years old.
  • Each area has trained teaching staff with guided activities.
  • Everyone spends approximately 30 min in each of the three areas.
  • All activities and content are age appropriate and developmentally appropriate.  They will vary based on the average age of your group.
  • This great field trip offers three incredible experiences all about Butterflies! — Live Butterfly House, Life Cycle & Craft Area, and Big Screen & Game Show Area! (See below for more detail about these three areas.)


Butterflies Field TripSTAGE ONE: Live Butterfly HouseStudents will encounter live butterflies fluttering freely. This staff-guided tour focuses on the anatomy of the butterfly, its life cycle, and exploring the butterfly eco system. There are opportunities to see a butterfly hatch from the chrysalis, or even have a butterfly land on your finger! The butterfly species will vary based on weather / time of year, ask for more details. (The tour is presented with age and developmentally appropriate information.)

This field trip meets NSTA National Science Education Standards (C.2.1) Life Science / Life Cycles. Teachers may request an in class assessment activity at the completion of the field trip.

butterflies field tripSTAGE TWO: Life Cycle & Craft AreaYounger students explore the stages of the butterfly life cycle with an interactive activity. Then it’s time for fun! Each student will create their own flapping butterfly to take home. Older students complete an interactive activity that will compare the life cycle of butterfly with that of other species and explore environmental effects different organisms. Then we complete a fun anatomy craft that each student can take home.

STAGE THREE: Challenge ME! GameYounger children begin by participating in an interactive story time. Our life cycle big screen show is highlighted with the students acting out the butterfly’s lifestyle through a fun physical activity. Older students, begin by participating in an entertaining presentation that covers the life cycle of butterflies and compares them to different animals and plants, as well as the relation of environment to different organisms. It’s important to remember as much as you can from the presentation for our CHALLENGE ME! game show. This entertaining big screen activity will test the knowledge of students.

Butterflies! covers these National Curriculum Standards, click here!

Classroom Butterfly Set

butterfly setEach butterfly classroom set contains 33 caterpillars with supplies and instructions, so that each student can hatch their own butterfly!

  • Classroom sets can be mailed or picked up at the event.
  • You do not need to attend the event to order a kit.
  • Cost: $57.95 (plus shipping/no shipping if picked up at event)
    Hawaii patrons: a special classroom kit is available featuring native species. Call to inquire.

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When booking your trip ask about Field Trip Plus!
For an additional $2.00 each, students can go home with their own caterpillar to raise. Some locations may be excluded. Sorry, we are not able to offer Field Trip Plus to our patrons in Hawaii.

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