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.
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.
Butterflies at Chatfield
This seasonal habitat at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is home to hundreds of native Colorado butterflies such as swallowtails, monarchs, mourning cloaks and painted ladies. Butterflies at Chatfield is a partnership between Denver Botanic Gardens and Butterfly Pavilion.
Valentine's Day Sunset Stroll
Spend an evening in the rainforest as we take a leisurely stroll and explore the wonders of the tropics at dusk.
We are excited to host a one of a kind date-night experience!
Beauty of the Birdwing
January 7 – 31, 2022 | 9 AM – 5 PM daily
At Butterfly Pavilion
Typically held on Saturdays. Work alongside Butterfly Pavilion beekeeping experts and other beginner beekeepers, developing the skills necessary to achieve thriving beehives. Beekeeping Bootcamp is qualified through the Colorado State Beekeeping Association (CSBA)!
Register for 2022 Individual Workshops
January 10, 2022
By Kensie Murray
Beauty of the Birdwings Begins
December 28, 2021
By Shae Porter
Butterfly Pavilion mourns the passing of Dr. E.O. Wilson
December 13, 2021
By Kensie Murray
IUCN’s First Global Assessment of Dragonflies Found that Many Species Could Face Extinction