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In accordance with the Jefferson County Public Health order , Butterfly Pavilion is requiring that all guests 3 and older wear appropriate face coverings, regardless of vaccination status, to enter our facility. This order goes into effect on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

Book Your Celebration with Butterfly Pavilion

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

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.

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

Butterfly Pavilion Hosts Free Children’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics on December 7 & 28

Kids Receiving Vaccinations on Site will receive Free Butterfly Pavilion Ticket for Same Day
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Butterfly Pavilion's Living Lights is Denver's Newest and Most Immersive Holiday Tradition!

December 17, 2021 – January 2, 2022
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Monarch Magic is back!

November 1st – 30th 2021
For a limited time, we invite you to once again walk among hundreds of monarch butterflies in Butterfly Pavilion’s indoor tropical conservatory, Wings of the Tropics.
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