Central to our mission is to educate the public in the role that insects play in the natural world. We strive to promote respect and appreciation for these fascinating and ecologically important creatures. We give participants in our educational programs the chance to interact with some of the most amazing and beautiful insects in the world while they learn about the large role these small creatures play.

Idlewild Butterfly Farm offers both on-site and off-site educational opportunities to schools, scouts, clubs, and other groups.

field trips

We welcome classrooms, summer camps, youth programs, scout troops, garden clubs, senior living communities, special needs and assisted living communities, and other special interest or community groups.


Host your child’s birthday party at the “bug farm”!

off-site programs

Let us bring the bugs to you! We offer a selection of educational programs for all ages. Your students will be awe-struck by the many species of insects we can bring directly to the classroom. And we aren’t limited to schools! Book us for your garden club, scout meeting, summer camp, and more!

classes & workshops

We host informational workshops and special dates throughout the year. Check our Calendar for upcoming dates or sign up for our mailing list to be notified of workshops, classes, and special dates.