Explore the incredible world of pollinators and how their survival ensures our own. Learn the importance of these impactful invertebrates and how they shape ecosystems and economies.
This immersive 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 Survival exhibit, 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.
Explore the incredible diversity of underwater invertebrates.
Experience the wonder of Colorado’s wild invertebrates! The outdoor gardens at Butterfly Pavilion are designed to provide habitat for native invertebrates with a focus on native pollinators, while also providing four-season beauty and a place to wander, relax, and learn.
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.
Free Invertebrate Investigator Classes (K-12th grade)
Butterfly Pavilion and Denver Premium Outlets (DPO) are delighted to announce FREE STEAM education to J27 and Adams 12 school districts as part of an innovative partnership dedicated to educating the community about the crucial role of pollinators in our world.
Butterfly Quest-After Hours
Are you interested in learning about the fascinating life of butterflies? Look no further than Butterfly Quest, a community science initiative designed to track the lifespans of butterflies in our conservatory.
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