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Butterfly Pavilion is closed today 11/26 for Thanksgiving! We'll reopen for normal hours on Friday!

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First Entry 9:00 am
Last Entry 4:00 pm
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Today's Hours
First Entry 9:00 am
Last Entry 4:00 pm

Adult Programs

Butterfly Pavilion isn't just for kids! Relax and unwind through yoga in our rainforest, learn backyard beekeeping, explore science and conservation topics with experts in their field, and more.

Rainforest Yoga

Stretch your wings in a tropical oasis with Rainforest Yoga, a unique opportunity to de-stress, unwind and revitalize. Classes are typically held most Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings.

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Tripod Photography

Relish a quiet hour of tripod photography in the tropical rainforest before we open our doors to the public. Snap photos of awakening butterflies and exotic tropical flowers in the morning light. Sessions are offered on the first Saturday of the month and begin at 7:45 am.

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Wings and Watercolors

Thirty minutes of nature-inspired watercolor instruction provided by Ashley Krueger, Artist and Education Coordinator at Gardens on Spring Creek - followed by an hour of self-guided painting time in the rainforest with the butterflies at sunset.

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Macro Photography

Whether you’re a paparazzo or can’t figure out your camera phone, join expert photographer Bob Krugmire for hands-on instruction that will teach you to maximize the potential of your camera! Classes are Saturday mornings throughout the year.

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Working bees on honeycomb

Beekeeping Bootcamp

Want to keep bees but don't quite know where to start? Work alongside Butterfly Pavilion beekeeping experts and other beginner beekeepers, developing the skills necessary to achieve thriving beehives. Beekeeping Bootcamp is qualified through the Colorado State Beekeeping Association (CSBA)!

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Explore the World with Butterfly Pavilion

Ever wanted to see the Magical Monarch Migration? Now's your chance! Mexico dates are Feb 16-20, 2021!

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Senior Tea Time

Sip tea, crunch cookies, and relax with a private class all about butterflies and our rainforest with your group of adults or seniors! .

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Adult & Senior Outreach Programs at Your Location

Let us bring a fun and interactive program to your active adult group or senior community! Our engaging presentations feature live and preserved animals, images, nature facts, and a question and answer session.

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Community Fair & Outreach Booth Request

Have Butterfly Pavilion at your next community fair or outreach.

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Exhibits

Live Chrysalis Camera

See butterflies as they emerge in Butterfly Pavilion’s Wings of the Tropics!

Colorado Backyard

Butterfly Pavilion's newest interactive exhibit connects guests to the rich and diverse life that surrounds us, and inspires a greater commitment to conserve all of our natural treasures in Colorado and beyond.

Wings of the Tropics

Walk among free-flying butterflies in a tropical paradise.

Crawl-A-See-Em

Transport yourself to the Crawl-A-See-Em, home of Rosie the tarantula and other small wonders! Explore and learn about dozens of species of arthropods. Sharpen your observation skills as you discover animals hidden in their native habitats.

Water’s Edge

Explore the incredible diversity of underwater invertebrates.

Outdoor Gardens & Nature Trails

Explore the lifecycle of a Colorado ecosystem.

Daily Programs & Showtimes

There’s always something new to discover at Butterfly Pavilion! Join Butterfly Pavilion’s interpretive specialists to learn more about the amazing plants and animals at the zoo. Daily programs can include feeding demonstrations, animal encounters, guided tours, and interactive presentations.

Upcoming Events

An Octopus Occasion At Butterfly Pavilion

Butterfly Pavilion has welcomed a new 8-armed friend to our Water’s Edge exhibit. To celebrate, we are releasing special tickets that come with a huggable octopus plushie and giving our cephalopod friend a new name with your help!

Colorado Backyard Exhibit & Play Area is Reopening!

For Members: November 2nd | For General Public: November 7th
We are excited to safely re-open our Colorado Backyard exhibit and play area to our members beginning on November 2nd and to the general public on November 7th!
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Fall Pollinator Plant Sale

Bring nature and fun to your home with a Butterfly Pavilion Pollinator Plants available in the Gift Shop.
Make Monarch Magic in your backyard! The best way to add habitat for migrating monarch butterflies and other pollinators is to have the right plants they need for food and shelter.