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First Entry 9:00 am
Last Entry 4:15 pm
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First Entry 9:00 am
Last Entry 4:15 pm

Directions to Butterfly Pavilion

Butterfly Pavilion is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., year round. We are conveniently located just 15 minutes from downtown Denver off Hwy 36 at 104th Avenue.

Hwy 36 is a great way to get to Butterfly Pavilion. It’s easy, convenient, and accessible. Just travel west on Hwy 36 and exit north on 104th Avenue. We are located on the corner of 104th Avenue and Westminster Blvd. Our parking lot entrance is located off Westminster Blvd.

If traveling from the south, take I-25 north to Hwy 36 west, exit 104th Avenue north, and take a right at Westminster Blvd.

If traveling from the north, take I-25 south to 104th Avenue exit west, and take a left at Westminster Blvd.

If traveling from the west, take Hwy 36 east and exit 104th Avenue north (left) to Westminster Blvd, then turn right.

If traveling from the east, you can take 104th or Hwy 36 west.

 

Exhibits

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.

Invertebrate World

Immerse yourself in an explosion of invertebrate diversity.

Outdoor Gardens & Nature Trails

Explore the lifecycle of a Colorado ecosystem.

Spineless Spotlights

There’s always something new to discover with our daily programming. Whether your child loves art, stories, science or nature, our daily programming is packed with fun, learning and surprises. Our programs are interactive and appropriate for all ages.

Butterflies at Chatfield

This seasonal habitat at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is home to hundreds of native Colorado butterflies such as swallowtails, monarchs, mourning cloaks and painted ladies. Butterflies at Chatfield is a partnership between Denver Botanic Gardens and Butterfly Pavilion.

Upcoming Events

Talking Toxic with Dr. Justin Schmidt - October 18

Presentation and book signing.
From 6:30 - 8:30 pm, meet the man who was stung by 83 different species for science!
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Indoor Trick-or-Treating - October 20 & 21

Safe, indoor trick-or-treating throughout Butterfly Pavilion exhibits.
From 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, come dressed in your best costumes to trick-or-treat through exhibits and enjoy free candy, prizes and crafts.
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Bugtober: Toxic Terrors - October 1 - 31

Special exhibits showcasing impressive toxic animals and plants.
Overwhelming pain, paralysis, death in a matter of minutes. Real peril lurks with the fangs, barbs and stingers of the spineless. Move over sharks – these animals give danger a whole new meaning.
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