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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.


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

Free Outdoor Movie Night

Now Showing - Bee Movie!

Pollinator Plant Sale

Take home sprouted native plants perfectly suited to our climate. Support and attract important pollinators, like butterflies and bees, to your garden. Your purchase includes complimentary garden design guides from our horticulture experts!

Rainforest Yoga for Families

Start your day breathing with the butterflies! Join us in the rainforest for a fun yoga class for the whole family. Led by local yogi Kelsey Mueller from Palangi Fit in Arvada, this hour-long practice will be sure to energize your day! And after the class, enjoy exploring all Butterfly Pavilion has to offer at your own pace.
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