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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.

Daily Programs & Showtimes

During your visit to Butterfly Pavilion, enjoy our interactive daily programs that explore science and conservation topics.

*Please note, times and locations are subject to change. A daily schedule of programs is listed to the right of the Front Desk at the entrance to Butterfly Pavilion.

Story Time
Location: Hairstreak Haven Campground in Colorado Backyard
Time: Various, please consult the schedule on the day of your visit.
Enter the lives of Butterfly Pavilion’s favorite invertebrate friends through exciting tales of adventure, loss, love, and what it means to be bug.

Octopus Feeding
Location: Water’s Edge Exhibit
Times: Afternoons, after mid-August.
Guests will learn about octopus and their incredible biology as we introduce them to our resident cephalopod and all that goes into caring for these amazing animals. Guests will see the kinds of feeding behaviors we are looking for to ensure our octopus stay healthy and are introduced to the concept of “enrichment” as part of an animal’s welfare.

Great Sunflower Project
Location: Butterfly Pavilion Gardens
Times: Various, August through October, please consult the schedule on the day of your visit.
Guests will learn about invertebrate diversity and building habitats during a guided tour of our outdoor gardens while participating in some community science. We will focus on sunflowers and their invertebrate visitors as a means of measuring the health of our garden habitat.

Gardens & Nature Walking Tour
Location: Meet at the Hairstreak Haven Campground in Colorado Backyard
Time: As scheduled.
Experience a guided tour of Butterfly Pavilion’s outdoor gardens and nature trail. Learn about native plants perfectly suited to Colorado and say hello to some of your favorite bug friends, while maybe even discovering some new ones!

Monarch Watch
Location: Butterfly Pavilion Gardens
Times: Various, September through October, please consult the schedule on the day of your visit.
Guests will be led through our gardens as we try and catch and tag monarch butterflies as a means of tracking their movements across North America. They’ll learn about the perils these animals face and how being a part of community science programs like this works towards helping protect them.