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Last Entry 4:15 pm
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First Entry 9:00 am
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A tropical getaway in the middle of winter.

Bring the whole family to discover invertebrate animals from around the world through our immersive indoor exhibits.


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

Valentine's Day at Butterfly Pavilion

February 7 - 16
Bring the whole family for special butterflies, stunning orchids and a photo opportunity!
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Become a Citizen Scientist

Citizen Scientists at Butterfly Pavilion make large-scale science possible.

Kids Night Out

Take a night to yourself and bring your kids to Butterfly Pavilion for a fun night of invertebrate exploration and science learning!
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September 25, 2018
By Butterfly Pavilion

We Believe in the Power of Invertebrates

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January 6, 2020
By Butterfly Pavilion

Butterfly Farming: Expanding Global Conservation Efforts While Bringing the Tropics to Colorado

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January 2, 2020
By Butterfly Pavilion

How to Grow a Conservationist

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December 27, 2019
By Butterfly Pavilion

Butterfly Pavilion Achieves Milestone in Serving Pollinators

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