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Life-Cycle of a Butterfly & Meet The Mini-Beast Tour

The popular Life-Cycle of a Butterfly & Meet the Mini-Beasts tour turns your class into jungle explorers and introduces them to the Butterfly Farm, its' inhabitants, the life-cycle of a butterfly and the tropical rainforest environment in which they live!
Meet the Mini-Beasts

The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and begins with an introductory talk from your guide about the Butterfly Farm and its inhabitants in the Education Area

Your tour then moves into the Rainforest Flight Area where you and your class turn into jungle explorers and experience the tropical warmth and humidity of a rainforest and discover hundreds of the worlds' most beautiful butterflies flying around. Your class will learn about food webs, predator defence and metamorphosis in an engaging, visual manner, right in front of their eyes!

Children will be able to view all stages of the butterfly life-cycle during their visit. Within the Discovery Zone your class can look for eggs and caterpillars, their food plants and watch butterflies hatch from chrysalis in the Emerging Case.

Wander Through the Rainforest

With the tour half way through, we wander through the Rainforest Flight Area, walking over the waterfall bridge looking for some of the other inhabitants of the Butterfly Farm such as Prudence and Bennie the resident green iguanas, a variety of birds and huge fish in the pond.

In Minibeast Metropolis your class of jungle explorers can observe reptiles, spiders, frogs, snakes, stick insects. 

It's here that your guide will introduce the class to our resident Mini-Beasts! For those that wish to handle the Mini-Beasts they can do so, or just have a close look if they prefer not to touch them.

The Metropolis is also the place to ask your guide any questions you or your class may have about butterflies and the creatures that live at the butterfly farm.

The jungle explorers will now enter Rainforest Realm where your class will discover creatures that  can be found in Central America, an Emerald Tree Boa Snake, 10 endangered Orange Blackfoot Dart Frogsa trio of Basilisk Lizards, 2 Baby Yellow Spotted Amazon River Turtles and a Oustalets Chameleon from Madagascar! At the heart of the new exhibition is a replicated cenote is which lives a magnificent spectacled caiman!

Your guide will then lead your class back through the Rainforest Flight Area to the Education Area where your tour began.