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Host an extraordinary event with us.

Celebrations at Butterfly Pavilion are transformed into exceptional affairs!

Flower children in a Butterfly Pavilion wedding procession.

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!

Give your child a one-of-a-kind birthday experience!

Inspire wonder in all guests at your child’s next birthday celebration. All of our birthday party packages include a two-hour private room rental, tables and chairs, and access to our interactive exhibits.

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From Quinceañeras to corporate affairs, we'll help your event take flight.

Butterfly Pavilion is a one-of-a-kind venue that features everything from versatile indoor and outdoor spaces to immersive experiences that will uniquely engage your guests. Utilize our expertise to make the vision for your special day a reality. Our special event packages are ideal for weddings, engagement parties, Sweetheart and Father/Daughter Dances, bar and bat mitzvahs, Sweet Sixteens, sit-down dinners, memorials, and more!

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Exhibits

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.

Invertebrate World

Immerse yourself in an explosion of invertebrate diversity.

Outdoor Gardens & Nature Trails

Explore the lifecycle of a Colorado ecosystem.

Spineless Spotlights

There’s always something new to discover with our daily programming. Whether your child loves art, stories, science or nature, our daily programming is packed with fun, learning and surprises. Our programs are interactive and appropriate for all ages.

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

Talking Toxic with Dr. Justin Schmidt - October 18

Presentation and book signing.
From 6:30 - 8:30 pm, meet the man who was stung by 83 different species for science!
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Indoor Trick-or-Treating - October 20 & 21

Safe, indoor trick-or-treating throughout Butterfly Pavilion exhibits.
From 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, come dressed in your best costumes to trick-or-treat through exhibits and enjoy free candy, prizes and crafts.
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Bugtober: Toxic Terrors - October 1 - 31

Special exhibits showcasing impressive toxic animals and plants.
Overwhelming pain, paralysis, death in a matter of minutes. Real peril lurks with the fangs, barbs and stingers of the spineless. Move over sharks – these animals give danger a whole new meaning.
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