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Butterfly Pinning Class

  • Brooklyn Taxidermy 681 Morgan Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11222 United States (map)


In this class, students will learn to pin and mount a variety of butterflies. All specimens and materials are included in the class cost. Five butterflies, an entomology spreading board, entomology pins, pinning tape, and a shadowbox frame are included for each student to work on and take home with them. Butterflies species will vary due to availability. Please use the drop-down menu to choose your class date. All classes are BYOB if you like. There are no refunds and no rescheduling for students who miss or cancel their class. Class size is limited to 5 students per class for each student to receive maximum step-by-step attention from the instructor to get the best end result. There is no video or audio recording allowed during class, but taking photos of your work and the taxidermy studio is permitted. Students age 13 and up are welcome to join, however those under age 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian when arriving at the class. Parents, family members, etc who are not paid students are unable to remain in the studio during the class. For more info please visit our FAQ page.

Please note: All butterfly classes are scheduled to occur on the same date as mouse, squirrel, or chipmunk taxidermy class, with a half hour in-between classes, for those interested in taking both classes. No prior experience is required. No harsh or dangerous chemicals will be used. No specimens are killed for the sake of taxidermy or entomology. Feel free to email us via the contact page with any questions.

Gift certificates: Please use the class date drop-down menu to choose the gift certificate option. You will be emailed a PDF gift certificate with a one year expiration date from date of purchase. The recipient can then look at the class calendar and email us to confirm the class date they wish to attend. The value of the gift certificate can alternately be put towards any other type of class. 

Earlier Event: August 8
Squirrel Taxidermy Class
Later Event: December 31
Mouse/Small Rat Taxidermy Class