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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.

Kids Nature Camps at Butterfly Pavilion

Join us for our out of school day camps below!

Winter, Spring & Summer Camps

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent developments around COVID-19 in Colorado, Butterfly Pavilion has been following strict guidelines to keep campers and our staff safe. Please see our COVID-19 FAQ below. We are making many modifications and taking many precautions to continue providing a safe, fun in-person camp and we will update parents and this site if this changes.

Butterfly Pavilion Camp COVID-19 FAQ

Camp FAQs

If you have questions or concerns, please email boram@butterflies.org.

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Labor Day Camp, Monday September 6:  CANCELLED

Bees and Honey: Have you ever seen a bee while out on a walk or on your way to school? Why do bees come in so many sizes and colors? Where do they go if they do not live in a hive? How can honey taste different? Join us for a busy day focused on our native bees and all the hard work they put into making honey!

*Campers will have the opportunity to taste honey.

Our upcoming camps will be in November – stay tuned for those!

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Day Camp Pricing

Please note: Payment is due at the time of registration. Scholarships are available for up to 50% of camp cost for qualifying students. If you are applying for a scholarship, you must fill out the scholarship application form.

  • Full Day 9am-4pm: Non-member: $60, member $50
  • Half Day: 9am-12pm: Non-member $36, member $30
  • Full Week Full Day 9am-4pm: Non-member: $265, member $240
  • Full Week Half Day: 9am-12pm: Non-member: $155, member $135

Extended Care Options

  • Early Drop Off (8 am – 8:45 am): $10
  • Late Pick Up (4:15 – 5:00 pm): $10

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Butterfly Pavilion camps are designed to provide memorable experiences that connect kids to nature and encourage an appreciation for science. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

All Butterfly Pavilion camps feature…

  • Hands-on activities that are engaging, informative, appeal to a variety of interests and abilities.
  • Opportunities to explore Butterfly Pavilion and experience the plants and animals that call it home.
  • Fun and exciting topics representing a range of STEAM disciplines.
  • Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and experienced counselors who will inspire, and care for, your camper.

If you have feedback or want to see other fall offerings, please fill out our fall program survey here!

Special thanks to our camp sponsor!

Spring Camps Coming Soon!

Spring Camps Coming Soon!

Summer Camps Coming Soon!

Summer Camps Coming Soon!

Winter Camps Coming Soon!

Winter Camps Coming Soon!

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

Join Us for Emerge: Butterfly Pavilion’s 26th Anniversary Celebration

Presented by BCR Companies
Register Now!

Bees For Elephants Honey Sale!

Butterfly Pavilion's conservation work is having a global impact. This month we celebrate Bees for Elephants. We're using honey bees to solve the human-elephant conflict in Africa and Asia. We're working with Greely-based Local Hive to bottle the honey from the hives we manage in the Denver metro area and using a portion of the proceeds to support our work around the world. We're also doing some fun programs at the facility and a science talk from one of our scientists.

Birthday Parties

Birthday parties at Butterfly Pavilion are back!
Register now!