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Last Entry 4:15 pm
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First Entry 9:00 am
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Live Chrysalis Camera

See butterflies as they emerge in Butterfly Pavilion’s Wings of the Tropics!

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.

Upcoming Events

Nature + Music

Experience the magic of the rainforest, to the tune of the Butterfly Lover's Concerto!
Partnership with City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks & Boulder Philharmonic orchestra

Teacher Open House

FREE for Teachers and 1 guest

Beauty of the Birdwing

November 23 – December 31 | 9 am – 5 pm


September 25, 2018
By Butterfly Pavilion

We Believe in the Power of Invertebrates

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November 14, 2019
By Butterfly Pavilion

The Gardens on Spring Creek Re-Open Nov. 16 in Fort Collins with Help from Colorado’s Butterfly Pavilion

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October 30, 2019
By Butterfly Pavilion

Join Butterfly Pavilion for Halloween Trick-or-Treating

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October 28, 2019
By Butterfly Pavilion

Spectacular Northern Birdwings Come to Butterfly Pavilion

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