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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.

Today's Hours
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

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

Butterfly Pavilion is set to host your child’s birthday party under our social distancing guidelines. Our rooms and play area will be cleaned and sanitized after each use and groups will be limited to 10 or fewer (including parents). This option is available for playdates as well! Even if your child is not having a birthday party you can still take advantage of this great offer!

Child Party Package

Price includes two-hour rental of one of our Teaching Classrooms, tables, chairs and one (1) hour of private access to our Colorado Backyard indoor play area and exhibit for up to 10 guests. Due to current capacity guidelines, additional exhibit access is not included in this package.

$100 member, $125 non-member

Please note: there have been policy updates due to COVID-19 regulations and “guests” now include everyone in the party including parents and children under 2. All guests over the age of 3 are required to wear masks that cover the nose and mouth as per municipal guidelines.

Parties are available on SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS at the following times:

9 am – 11 am
12 pm – 2 pm
3 pm – 5 pm

Optional add-ons:

Contactless Live Animal Encounter – $40

This 20-minute show-and-tell style presentation will introduce your guests to 6 live invertebrates, teach them about the animals’ incredible adaptations and leave your guests talking about the amazing things they learned at your party.

Contactless Birthday Rosie Encounter – $50

Have our star resident make a special appearance at your child’s birthday party. Please note, children will NOT be able to hold Rosie due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.

Gift Bags – $7 per bag per child

These Butterfly Pavilion-themed gift bags will send your guests home happy with memories of this totally unique experience!

Food delivery:

Want pizza delivered to your party? Check out Blackjack Pizza’s menu here.
Want dessert delivered to your party? Check out Nothing Bundt Cake’s menu here.
Click here to view a list of Frequently Asked Questions.


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.


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!

An Octopus Occasion At Butterfly Pavilion

Butterfly Pavilion has welcomed a new 8-armed friend to our Water’s Edge exhibit. To celebrate, we are releasing special tickets that come with a huggable octopus plushie and giving our cephalopod friend a new name with your help!
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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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