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Legend of the Tarantula opens Labor Day weekend at the Butterfly Pavilion (win 6 tickets!)

**CONTEST CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNER SUSIE NELSON!**

The Butterfly Pavilion’s famed tarantula Rosie has some competition.

Venture into the world of the tarantula at the Butterfly Pavilion during the world premiere of their new exhibit, Legend of Tarantula, starting Labor Day weekend.

Discover how these versatile arachnids go far beyond the dangerous, scary image given to them by Hollywood, and learn the true value of these eight-legged wonders. Come face-to-face with over 25 rare tarantulas from around world, including some species never before displayed at the Butterfly Pavilion.

The Victorian-themed exhibit will teach visitors about the tarantula’s anatomy, habitats, diet, behaviors and cultural significance through interactive panels and activities. Become captivated by the beauty of these extraordinary creatures while exploring the tarantula’s secret world.

Interactive activities will include building a tarantula by layering over-sized anatomy parts; discovering where tarantulas live on a life-sized world atlas map; identifying different types of tarantulas by matching specimens with descriptions; dancing to Tarantella music and much more. The exhibit will also provide quiet and active learning opportunities for younger children in the specially designed Tarantula Town. Tarantula Town will feature climbing elements such as a spider web and tarantula burrow, and a reading nook with puzzles, hand puppets and educational games.

Legend of the Tarantula opens Saturday, September 4 and runs through November 28, 2010. Entrance into the new exhibit is included with general admission. For additional information, be sure to go to www.butterflies.org.

Mile High Mamas is giving away six tickets to the Butterfly Pavilion! Please go here to enter. Contest deadline is September 12, 2010.

Amber Johnson
Author: Amber Johnson

Amber is the founder and editor of Mile High Mamas, travel writer and former columnist for The Denver Post. She is a passionate community builder and loves the outdoors. She has two awesome teens and is happily married to a man obsessed with growing The Great Pumpkin.

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Amber is the founder and editor of Mile High Mamas, travel writer and former columnist for The Denver Post. She is a passionate community builder and loves the outdoors. She has two awesome teens and is happily married to a man obsessed with growing The Great Pumpkin.