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Attention! On Saturday, June 29, Butterfly Pavilion hours will change to 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. for the Pollinator Palooza Festival! Get your tickets today!

Butterfly Pavilion and Denver Premium Outlets are joining forces to create community around invertebrates.

Butterfly Pavilion staff will host a series of lectures and activities for the whole family in the Food Court at Denver Premium Outlets. Each month will focus on invertebrates and their complex and amazing connections to the habitats in which they live. Comprising 97% of all animal species on Earth, invertebrates play an indispensable role in the cycles and ecosystems where they reside.  Visit Denver Premium Outlets, grab a beverage or a bite to eat, and stay to learn how amazing and valuable these creatures are and how they affect us all. 


  • Metamorphosis – Change is Good!
    January 18, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    • Learn about how the invertebrate world changes during these animals’ period of metamorphosis, and how they show us change is good! Build your own Bettle via the stages of Metamorphosis in our Roll for Beetles! game. 
  • Romance is Wild!
    February 13, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    • Romance is wild in the invertebrate world when it comes to courtship and mating behaviors. Learn from Butterfly Pavilion staff about some of these unique strategies used to attract and find a mate. 
  • Native Bee House Family Maker Space
    March 21, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    • Native bees play important roles in the pollination and live cycles of native plants. They are also responsible for much of the food we eat. Join Butterfly Pavilion’s staff to learn about these amazing critters and craft a bee house to put up in your yard. 
  • Trivia Night
    April 18, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

    • Join Butterfly Pavilion and the Colorado Trivia League for a night of healthy competition, testing your knowledge about invertebrates. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. 

Location: These free programs are hosted in the Food Court at Denver Premium Outlets located at 13801 Grant St, Thornton, CO 80023