This program allows extra time for your little lepidopterists to interact, explore, observe and study. Children require time to discover. With this program children have a generous amount of time to learn about butterflies, caterpillars & chrysalis. In addition they have the opportunity to explore the wonders of butterflies through a microscope.
The Little Lepidopterist – Live Butterfly Life Cycle Encounter program offers an opportunity for children to discover and explore the life stages of butterflies through their natural host plants, free flight and feeding.
Children are introduced to the butterfly life cycle through an interactive story, given time to ask questions and discuss what they have learned. This is then followed by hands on interaction with the butterfly life stages. Butterflies laying eggs, caterpillars, chrysalis and feeding butterflies.
Q: What is a lepidopterist? A: Person who studies and observes butterflies and moths.
- Life Cycle – Children participate in an interactive story, learning about the butterfly life cycle.
- Fun Facts – A special student is chosen to help their classmates learn about butterfly anatomy.
- Live representation of each life cycle stage.
- Learning through Touch – Students are allowed to hold, touch or view live caterpillars on their host plants and live chrysalis.
- Monarch Mamas laying eggs.
- Feed the Butterflies – Feed free-flying butterflies in a 10’x12′ walk thru display.
- Juice Bar – Guess which flavor the butterflies will love most!
- Microscope – Children discover through a microscope what a butterfly’s wing really looks like and how it functions.
- Photo Op – Extra time to dress the kids up in butterfly wings for that perfect picture!
20 kids or under…$185 (60 minutes)
Add an extra session of 20 kids…$55 (60 minutes)Check Availability
Questions about what you see? Contact us so we can discuss what would work for your school or organization.
* Due to distance and travel time, a travel fee applies to events 30 miles outside our service area of Suwanee, GA.
* Caterpillars take time to become Butterflies, please plan 30 days in advance when possible. Sometimes we do have enough butterflies fluttering around, so don’t hesitate to contact us if less than 30 days.