The Meet the Mini-Beast tour has been updated to implement changes required due to COVID-19 Distruption.
Your tour begins with an introductory talk from your guide about the Butterfly Farm and its inhabitants in the Education Area.
The tour then moves into the Rainforest Flight Area where you and your class turn into jungle explorers and experience the tropical warmth 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.
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, gekkos and leafcutter ants. The Metropolis is also the place to ask your guide any questions you or your class may have about the Butterfly Farm and the creatures that live there.
Your guide will then lead your class back through the Rainforest Flight Area to the Education Area where your tour began.