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Butterfly Pavilion will be closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays until further notice. To learn more about our operating variance with the State of Colorado, click here.

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First Entry 9:00 am
Last Entry 4:00 pm
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Today's Hours
First Entry 9:00 am
Last Entry 4:00 pm

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Aquatics 101 Virtual Class: How To Set Up a Successful Home Aquarium

Get your home tank up and thriving!
Coming Soon in 2021!

Ticket Re-Release: An Octopus Occasion!

What has 8 arms, insatiable curiosity and the ability to change color on command? If you guessed an octopus, you are correct! Butterfly Pavilion’s very own Ollie the octopus is excited to welcome all of our guests back in 2021 for the new year! 
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Colorado Backyard Exhibit & Play Area is Reopening!

For Members: November 2nd | For General Public: November 7th
We are excited to safely re-open our Colorado Backyard exhibit and play area to our members beginning on November 2nd and to the general public on November 7th!
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