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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.

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

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!