Becoming Butterflies is a fascinating look at some of the world’s most captivating insects throughout their entire life cycle. A successful journey means overcoming natural enemies, evading predators and transforming from a tiny egg to creeping caterpillar to delicate winged flyer. Learn how butterflies impact our lives and the role we play in their survival. See brilliant images of Colorado butterflies and specimens from the collection. Immerse yourself in the role of butterfly biologist studying four species through hands-on activities. Discover how some of our favorite foods are a result of the relationship between caterpillars and plants.

Becoming Butterflies was produced by the CU Museum of Natural History at the University of Colorado Boulder

  • Curated by Deane Bowers, Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Graphic design by Tarah Gaa
  • Made possible in part by funding from the National Science Foundation

Museum Admission and 3D Film tickets are only available for purchase in person.

Event Details

June 7, 2017 – August 1, 2018


9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Age Restriction:

All ages