Pollinator Place

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. ​

Colorado Backyard

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.

Water’s Edge

Explore the incredible diversity of underwater invertebrates.

Outdoor Gardens

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.

Upcoming Events

Macro Photography with Mike's Camera

How do you capture all of the fine details and vibrant colors when doing Macro Photography? Join us for this three-part workshop where our instructors will teach you how to capture spectacular detail and colors in your Butterfly and Flower Macro Photography images.‍
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Butterfly Scientific Illustration

Join Butterfly Pavillion and Scientific Illustrator Marjorie Leggitt in a thee-hour workshop on learning the art of scientific illustration of butterflies!
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Create a Terrarium Workshop

 Join us for a fun event creating miniature naturescapes called "miniworlds" with The Terrorium Shop.
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May 26, 2023
By Shae Porter

Pollinator of the Month: Margined Calligrapher

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May 17, 2023
By Shae Porter

Miller Moth Migration

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February 17, 2023
By Shae Porter

V.I.P.’s: Very Important Pollinators

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