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Butterfly Pavilion will be closing early 9/30/22. Last entry is at 2:15 pm and the front doors close at 3 pm. We will re-open at 9:00 am 10/1/22. We apologize for any inconvenience!

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. *Please note: There’s construction out on 104th, so if you’re heading west (toward Hwy 36) you can’t make a left to get to Butterfly Pavilion.

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

This immersive 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.

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.

Offsite Exhibits

Upcoming Events

Beekeeping Bootcamp

At Butterfly Pavilion
Typically held on Saturdays. Work alongside Butterfly Pavilion beekeeping experts and other beginner beekeepers, developing the skills necessary to achieve thriving beehives. Beekeeping Bootcamp is taught by a qualified beginning beekeeper class instructor through the Colorado State Beekeeping Association (CSBA)!
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Macro Photography

Classes typically are held on Saturdays. Whether you’re a paparazzo or can’t figure out your camera phone, join expert photographer Bob Krugmire for hands-on instruction that will teach you to maximize the potential of your camera!
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Family Nature Club

Explores exciting nature topics with the whole family.
Explore exciting nature topics with the whole family! Workshops are typically held on Saturdays.
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