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Looking to visit Butterfly Pavilion during the week? Come in after 1:00 p.m. for a quieter experience!

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Enjoy the look and feel of an English garden complete with a babbling brook, lily pad pond, a variety of seasonal flowers, lush foliage, two (2) gazebos, and an amphitheater. The charm of the floral landscape is breathtaking, and a multitude of seasonally-changing blossoms provides the perfect backdrop for outdoor garden events.

Garden Terrace: 56’ x 42’ – 2,352 sq ft

This large concrete patio features two (2) fire pits and is the perfect spot for events under the stars. This area is open for tents and adds ambient lighting effects.

Dragonfly Gazebo: Our large gazebo offers couples a secluded, garden-like setting surrounded by lush foliage. Flattering filtered light for early evening events and illuminated lighting areas are available. This gorgeous setting is perfect for your wedding nuptials or tables for your guests to enjoy.

Lily Pad Gazebo:  Our small gazebo is the perfect size for the twosome that have decided to forego the wedding party! With enough room for the happy couple and officiant, this setup with the garden terrace – still seats 150 comfortably with the beautiful landscape of Jefferson County Open Space as a backdrop.

Amphitheater: Deeply nestled among the lush scenery, this enchanting area is perfect for team-building meetings, weddings, memorial celebrations, and social events. The amphitheater seats 70 comfortably and is accessed by patrons on foot or by wheelchair along compact gravel paved paths.


Butterfly Pavilion features numerous exhibit areas. Each exhibit features a unique touch experience, live animals, interpretation by our talented exhibit staff, and interactive technology that explores science and conservation topics. When you host your event with us, these exhibit areas can be added-on with Butterfly Pavilion’s interpretive specialists, where your guests can enjoy the space and learn more about the unique plants and animals at the zoo. 

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