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.

Offsite Exhibits

Upcoming Events

Girl Scout Daisy Launch Event

Saturday, April 08, 2023 | 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
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Swarms and Splits: A Workshop for Second Year Beekeepers

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Beekeeping Bootcamp

At Butterfly Pavilion


February 17, 2023
By Shae Porter

Butterfly Pavilion Collabs with Westside Investment Partners to create a new pollinator habitat!

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February 14, 2023
By Shae Porter

How Do Tarantulas Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

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February 7, 2023
By Shae Porter

USDA Approves First Ever Vaccine for Honey Bees

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