Animal Science

Butterfly Pavilion is leading cutting edge research focused on ensuring the sustainability of invertebrate populations.

Tarantula Research

Butterfly Pavilion leads the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Safety Web for Arthropod Reproduction and Management (SWARM) program in the maintenance of sustainable populations for the Chilean Rose Hair tarantulas, Grammostola rosea (Rosie). This strategy will ensure that species under human care will not disappear from North American zoo collections.


Dragonfly Monitoring

Colorado Dragonfly Monitoring Project (CDMP) is a citizen science project led by Butterfly Pavilion that harnesses the power of volunteers to conserve Colorado dragonflies.


Dragonfly Rearing

Butterfly Pavilion aims to understand the ecology of wild populations of dragonflies, especially threatened, endangered, or declining species. Our goal is to determine husbandry requirements for successful breeding and rearing in support of dragonfly conservation.

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