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Butterfly Pavilion has returned to regular hours. Our last entrance is at 4:00 p.m. with doors closing at 4:15 p.m. Guests in the facility have until 5:00 p.m. to explore the exhibits.

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.

There are more than 50 indigenous plant species in this garden. The rest of the plants (about 20 species) were chosen for the nectar production for butterfly food and are not native species in Colorado. Butterflies at Chatfield is presented to you through a partnership with Butterfly Pavilion and Denver Botanic Gardens. The habitat is open from May 26 through September 6, from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. daily (last entry at 3:00 p.m.).


  • $4 Adult, child or senior non-member
  • $2 Adult, child or senior Denver Botanic Gardens or Butterfly Pavilion member
  • Free for children 2 and under
  • Non-members: $5 additional fee per passenger vehicle for admission to Chatfield Farms (admission to Chatfield Farms is required to see the Butterflies at Chatfield exhibit)

Chatfield Farms

8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road
Littleton, CO 80128 | Map