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Exhibits

Colorado Backyard

Butterfly Pavilion's newest interactive exhibit connects guests to the rich and diverse life that surrounds us, and inspires a greater commitment to conserve all of our natural treasures in Colorado and beyond.

Wings of the Tropics

Walk among free-flying butterflies in a tropical paradise.

Crawl-A-See-Em

Transport yourself to the Crawl-A-See-Em, home of Rosie the tarantula and other small wonders! Explore and learn about dozens of species of arthropods. Sharpen your observation skills as you discover animals hidden in their native habitats.

Water’s Edge

Explore the incredible diversity of underwater invertebrates.

Outdoor Gardens & Nature Trails

Explore the lifecycle of a Colorado ecosystem.

Daily Programs & Showtimes

There’s always something new to discover at Butterfly Pavilion! Join Butterfly Pavilion’s interpretive specialists to learn more about the amazing plants and animals at the zoo. Daily programs can include feeding demonstrations, animal encounters, guided tours, and interactive presentations.

Butterflies at Chatfield

This seasonal habitat at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is home to hundreds of native Colorado butterflies such as swallowtails, monarchs, mourning cloaks and painted ladies. Butterflies at Chatfield is a partnership between Denver Botanic Gardens and Butterfly Pavilion.

Upcoming Events

Bugtober: Masquerade

Butterfly Pavilion cordially invites you to an exhibit showcase of the master illusionists of the invertebrate world.
Plan Your Visit

$5 Day

August 26 9 am - 5 pm
Explore Butterfly Pavilion's immersive exhibits for just $5 per person, plus tax!
Exhibits

Girl Scout Day at Butterfly Pavilion

Mark your calendars for one wild time!
Scouts are taking over Butterfly Pavilion on Saturday November 9 for a special day just for you! Join us for a day of fun activities, crafts, and live animal encounters that will help you meet all the steps for your Brownie Bugs Badge, Eco Friend Badge or Daisy Make the World a Better Place Rosie Petal!
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September 25, 2018
By Butterfly Pavilion

We Believe in the Power of Invertebrates

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August 13, 2019
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Three Colorado Organizations – Teakoe, Local Hive™ and Butterfly Pavilion – Brew Up Plan to Protect Pollinators

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July 31, 2019
By Butterfly Pavilion

The Best Defense is a Good Bee Fence

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July 31, 2019
By Butterfly Pavilion

Bring Butterfly Pavilion to Your Classroom this Fall

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