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Butterfly Pavilion will be closing early on Friday, June 18th for a private event. Last entrance will be at 4:00 p.m. with the doors closing at 4:15 p.m.

Visitor Information

Learn more about admission, hours of operation and discounts.

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Exhibits

Frolic with 1,600 free-flying tropical butterflies in Wings of the Tropics, hold the famous Rosie the tarantula in the Crawl-A-See-Em, dive into the wonder of the of coral reefs and other ocean invertebrates in Water's Edge, witness the incredible punch of the mantis shrimp in Invertebrate World, and more.

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Public Events & Programs

We feature various public events and programs for all ages throughout the year that are fun, interactive and explore science and conservation topics.

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Party & Event Rental

Our unique facility accommodates events of all sizes and themes–from birthday parties, to board meetings, to extraordinary weddings, to holiday gatherings and nonprofit galas. Invite your guests to enjoy our indoor tropical rainforest filled with exotic butterflies from around the world at no extra charge. As one of the most striking and distinctive venues in Colorado, Butterfly Pavilion is ideal for hosting your next event!

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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.

Butterflies at Chatfield Farms

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 Farms is a partnership between Denver Botanic Gardens and Butterfly Pavilion.

Upcoming Events

Butterfly Pavilion's Annual Spring Plant Sale

Bring nature and fun to your home with a Butterfly Pavilion Pollinator Plant Pack.
There’s no better way to stay happy and healthy than to dig in the dirt and help something grow. Butterfly Pavilion’s horticulture team has put together special Pollinator Plant Packs that will have you on your way to a stunning garden that supports local pollinators, like bees and butterflies. All you have to do is buy online and schedule your curbside pickup!

Friday Camps at Butterfly Pavilion

Explore the world of invertebrates with Butterfly Pavilion every Friday!
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2021 Summer Camps at Butterfly Pavilion

Ages 5-12
Explore the world of invertebrates this summer with Butterfly Pavilion in a series of hands on summer camp programs that your kids ages 5-12 will love!
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