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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

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.

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

Great Pollinator Count

Discover pollinator’s right here in our backyard while participating in a citizen science project.
Discover pollinator’s right here in our backyard while participating in a citizen science project. Join us at Butterfly Pavilion and observe pollinators in action, make a beeswax candle and get pollinator friendly seeds to plant at home.
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Insectival: Rosie the Tarantula's 24th Birthday Bash

July 13, 2019 from 9 am - 5 pm
Play, bounce, dance and discover at this family-friendly carnival celebrating Butterfly Pavilion’s 24 years protecting nature’s hidden heroes – invertebrates!
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Free Outdoor Movie Night - SOLD OUT

Friday, June 21, 2019 6 pm
Celebrate National Pollinator Week with the whole family with a kid-friendly film shown out on the lawn at Butterfly Pavilion!