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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.

Invertebrate World

Immerse yourself in an explosion of invertebrate diversity.

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.

Upcoming Events

Winter Camps

For kids ages 5-12.
For kids ages 5-12. Spend your school break learning and exploring!
Register Your Camper

Nature Nerds Family Club

Explores exciting nature topics with the whole family.
Explore exciting nature topics with the whole family. Workshops take place the first Saturday of the month from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm.

Teacher Open House

Explore Butterfly Pavilion exhibits with two guests for free!
Register Here


September 25, 2018
By Butterfly Pavilion

We Believe in the Power of Invertebrates

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January 4, 2019
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Meet Our Animal and Plant Scientists

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December 4, 2018
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Distance Learning: It’s for Everyone, Near & Far

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December 3, 2018
By Butterfly Pavilion

Bee Fencing to Protect People and Elephants

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