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First Entry 9:00 am
Last Entry 4:15 pm
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Today's Hours
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Last Entry 4:15 pm

Visitor Information

Butterfly Pavilion is the first stand-alone, Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited non-profit invertebrate zoo in the world. Our immersive exhibits provide guests the opportunity to discover the wonders of nature's hidden heroes through hands on, interactive experiences catered to all ages.

We are conveniently located just 15 minutes from downtown Denver off Hwy 36 at 104th Avenue at 6252 W. 104th Avenue Westminster, CO 80020.

Looking to come during quieter hours? There are often fewer guests at our facility after 2 pm. Click here for real time updates on how busy it is at Butterfly Pavilion.

PLEASE NOTE: The Butterfly Pavilion Gift Shop will be closing at 3:00 pm on Sunday, January 12, for our annual inventory process. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding!

Frequently Asked Questions

General Admission (Online Price)

  • Adult – $12
  • Seniors (65+) – $10
  • Children (2-12) – $8
  • Children (under 2) – FREE

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General Admission (At Location)

  • Adult – $13
  • Seniors (65+) – $11
  • Westminster Resident (With I.D.) – $11
  • Children (2-12) – $9
  • Children (under 2) – FREE

Group Admission for walkup groups of 10 or more paying guests. 

  • Adult – $11
  • Seniors (65+) – $9
  • Children (2-12) – $7
  • Children (under 2) – FREE

Request Group Reservation*
*To receive a reduced rate, you must reserve your group at least 72 hours in advance.

Listed prices do not include admission tax. 

Hours of Operation

Butterfly Pavilion is open seven days a week year round from 9 am – 5 pm, with last entry at 4:15 pm.

We are closed on the fourth Thursday of November (Thanksgiving Day) and December 25th (Christmas Day).

We close early on December 24th (Christmas Eve) with last entrance at 12:15 pm, closing at 1 pm, and on December 31st (New Year’s Eve) with last entrance at 2:15 pm, closing at 3 pm.

We open late on January 1st (New Years Day) with first entrance at 11 am.

Photography Policy

Click here to view our photography policy.

 

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

Valentine's Day at Butterfly Pavilion

February 7 - 16
Bring the whole family for special butterflies, stunning orchids and a photo opportunity!
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Spring Break at Butterfly Pavilion

Kids are out of school! Spark the imagination with a visit to Butterfly Pavilion.

Become a Citizen Scientist

Citizen Scientists at Butterfly Pavilion make large-scale science possible.