Information for Teachers
Bring children and students to the tropical wonderland of the
Butterfly and Orchid Garden in Thames, and watch them be
delighted and entertained. Children can learn about the life
cycle of the butterfly by seeing it for themselves: they will
experience a natural word unlike anything in New Zealand.
We offer a safe and sheltered environment where hundreds of
beautifully coloured butterflies fly freely amongst the flowers.
Small birds can be spied and tropical fish in the ponds can be
Curriculum; the living world levels 2 - 5
Metamorphosis in butterflies; characteristics of insects;
special features that help them survive e.g., amazing language of
colours, camouflage, mimicry; needs and adaptations, reasons for
danger of extinction.
Included in your visit is an interactive lesson. We take the
group through the life cycle of the butterfly outlining
individual subjects adapted to the education level of the group,
e.g. danger colours, reasons for extinction. Price for groups
School and kids groups often
bring their own packed lunches with them. These can be enjoyed
outside on our spacious deck, which is fully covered and can seat
up to 30 people or somewhere on the spacious grounds of the
We offer morning tea: a nice cup
of coffee or tea and a small muffin $ 5.00
and lunch: fresh coffee/tea (with
refill), sandwich, a nice selection of fruit and a muffin
These need to be pre booked.
Prices for school groups (more than 12
per group is free, the driver is free.
free to ring and inquire, call 07 868 8080
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