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Butterfly Pavilion is closed today 11/26 for Thanksgiving! We'll reopen for normal hours on Friday!

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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

We Turn Events into Exceptional Affairs

Our unique facility accommodates soirees of all sizes and themes–from parties, to board meetings, to extraordinary weddings, to holiday gatherings and non-profit galas. As a striking and distinctive venue, Butterfly Pavilion is ideal for hosting your next event.

Why Butterfly Pavilion?

Booking your private event with us not only guarantees an unforgettable time but supports our mission to foster an appreciation of invertebrates by educating the public about the need to protect and care for threatened habitats globally, while conducting research for solutions in invertebrate conservation

What’s Included
  • Tables and chairs (set up and breakdown also included)
  • Fully equipped prep-kitchen
  • High-Speed WiFi
  • Projector and Screen
  • Podium
  • Handheld Microphones
  • AV connections
  • Ample parking

Our Clients Love Butterfly Pavilion

“I was blown away by the attention to detail, care and catering. Your team took upon themselves to make us feel welcomed and special! You may not think I noticed but I did; that even the table linens were Wells Fargo colors and I didn’t even request it! WOW!”

– John Pinaud, Wells Fargo

“We had a last minute need for the space for an event and Adisa replied almost immediately and was able to get us set up with everything we needed. He even arranged catering. He made it so easy! We will definitely use this space again!”

– Amanda Davies, Front Range Community College

“Adisa and his team handled our request for a small wedding with the utmost professionalism and courtesy. They were very flexible on the cost and helpful to make our wedding very special.”

– Hank B

“I wanted to reach out to thank you for our incredible event that was made possible by the Butterfly Pavilion and staff. We have received so many compliments from our members on the amazing venue and the kindness of your staff in educating and keeping us all safe through the entirety of the night. I also wanted to thank you for being so responsive and helpful throughout this entire four-month long planning process. You made it so easy and I appreciate that more than you know! It truly has been a pleasure working with you.”

– Abbey Huff, Pi Beta Phi at CU Boulder

Preferred Vendors

Butterfly Pavilion works with a carefully selected group of preferred vendors skilled at ensuring all of our clients’ needs are met, along with our strict standards of conservation and sustainability.

Preferred Vendors

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Book your event with us for a unique and striking event, guaranteed. Contact us today to schedule a tour.

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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

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!

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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Fall Pollinator Plant Sale

Bring nature and fun to your home with a Butterfly Pavilion Pollinator Plants available in the Gift Shop.
Make Monarch Magic in your backyard! The best way to add habitat for migrating monarch butterflies and other pollinators is to have the right plants they need for food and shelter.