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Metamorphosize Your Event

“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

Events at Butterfly Pavilion are transformed 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.

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.

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Event Spaces

Choose from one of our 5 flexible and picturesque event spaces or rent the full facility and give your guests an authentic Butterfly Pavilion experience they can’t get at any other venue.

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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.

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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.

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

12 Days of Invertebrates

A holiday-themed showcase of spineless wonders!

Winter Camps

For kids ages 5-12.
For kids ages 5-12. Spend your school break learning and exploring!
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How to Walk on Water and Climb Up Walls with Dr. David Hu

Join Dr. Hu from the Georgia Institute of Technology for this exciting talk and book signing that will reveal the unbelievable ways in which animals interact with water.
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