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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

Homeschool Field Trip

Homeschoolers and families, take a field trip together at Butterfly Pavilion! Take advantage of these exciting opportunities to explore our engaging exhibits and interact with thousands of invertebrates, all without the crowds!

Upcoming Homeschool Days:

Field trips include:

  • Self-guided exploration of indoor and outdoor exhibits
  • The option to deepen learning by adding a 45-minute facilitated class with a Butterfly Pavilion educator
  • An exhibit rotation guide to help chaperone groups disperse throughout the facility

To qualify for our group rates (see below), your group visit must meet the following criteria:

  1. At least one chaperone for every ten children.

  2. Payment for the entire group with one payment. We accept cash and all major credit cards.

  3. Request must be received and confirmed in advance of visit, at least 72 hour notice. 2 weeks notice for classes.

Offered: Year round, M-F, 9am-4:15pm

Ages/Grades: PreK-12

Class Times: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30; must arrive at least 15 minutes before class time

Fee: $6/student* plus $25 for the group to add a facilitated class

          1 adult admitted free for every 5 students (additional adults $12/person)

Group size: For Homeschool Groups there is no minimum size. Must maintain 1 teacher per 10 student ratio.

For more information regarding Homeschool Day please contact education@butterflies.org.

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.