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

Experience all the wonder of Butterfly Pavilion through special animal encounters, themed decorations, exhibit exploration and more.

Child Party Packages

Price includes two-hour rental of our Teaching Classrooms, tables, chairs and ALL DAY exhibit access.

Up to 20 guests – $250 non-member, $225 member

20 – 40 guests – $350 non-member, $325 member

40 – 50 guests – $400 non-member, $375 member

All parties are held on SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS at the following times:

9 am – 11 am

12 pm – 2 pm

3 pm – 5 pm

Optional add-ons:

Live Animal Encounter – $50

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.

Gift Bags – $5 per bag per child

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

Decorated parties:

Make your party pop with one of decorated party packages! All options are $50 and include a balloon for each child, tablecloths for all tables and festive centerpieces that match your chosen theme.

Theme #1: Pink and purple butterfly birthday.

Theme #2: Black, yellow and orange desert invertebrate birthday.

Theme #3: Dark and light blue aquatic invertebrate birthday.

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.

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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