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Butterfly Pavilion's Pollinator Place is now closed. The space will reopen on Friday, May 3rd as our new Origins: Building Life exhibit!

Visitor Information

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Request a group visit and qualify for a discounted rate!

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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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Map

For more information on Butterfly Pavilion indoor and outdoor locations, click the link to view our map.

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Exhibits

Live Chrysalis Camera

See butterflies as they emerge in Butterfly Pavilion’s Wings of the Tropics with our high-definition zoo cams and live feeds.

Wings of the Tropics

Walk among free-flying butterflies in a tropical paradise.

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.

Survival

Transport yourself to the Survival exhibit, 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

Experience the wonder of Colorado’s wild invertebrates! The outdoor gardens at Butterfly Pavilion are designed to provide habitat for native invertebrates with a focus on native pollinators, while also providing four-season beauty and a place to wander, relax, and learn.

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. During your visit, check in at the front desk to see our active programs as times are subject to change.

Upcoming Events

Bugs and Brews - Music of the Tropics

Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
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City Nature Challenge Bioblitz

April 27 & 28
The City Nature Challenge is a global event where cities compete to observe and record the most biodiversity, encouraging community science participation in urban areas.
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Spring Into Conservation Fundraiser: Ketambe Butterfly Project in Sumatra

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