Discover the fascinating world of genetic building blocks and their role in shaping animal diversity.

Live Chrysalis Camera

See butterflies as they emerge in Butterfly Pavilion’s Wings of the Tropics with our high-definition zoo cams and live feeds.

Wings of the Tropics

Walk among free-flying butterflies in a tropical paradise.

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.


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.

Upcoming Events

Buzz and Brews

Thursday, August 15, 2024, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
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Pollinator Gardening Bootcamp

Transform your yard into a pollinator habitat haven with Butterfly Pavilion's Pollinator Gardening Bootcamp!
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July 18, 2024
By Celena Romero

Butterfly Pavilion Welcomes a New Ambassador Tarantula and The Public Votes to Name Her!

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July 17, 2024
By Kenzie Claflin

Dancing in the Moonlight: Nighttime Activities of Moths

Dancing in the Moonlight: Nighttime Activities of Moths
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July 9, 2024
By Christine Marlatt

Aiding Sumatra with the Ketambe Butterfly Farm

Aiding Sumatra with the Ketambe Butterfly Farm
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