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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.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the recent public health concerns, Butterfly Pavilion is closed to business until further notice. However, the Gift Shop will be open from 10 am – 4 pm starting Tuesday, May 26. All guests may enter through the green awning at the front of the building and must wear a face covering inside the building. A maximum of 20 guests will be allowed in the Gift Shop at one time. For additional updates, please refer back to this website and our social media. 

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.

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

Pollinator Plant Sale

Bring nature and fun to your home with a Butterfly Pavilion Pollinator Plant Pack.
There’s no better way to stay happy and healthy than to dig in the dirt and help something grow.

Who Needs a Habitat? (K-3rd grade suggested)

April 21st, 22nd & 23rd at 11 am
Join us for a virtual learning series, all about habitats!
Click here to register

The Coral Connection (all ages)

April 14th, 15th & 16th at 11 am
Join us for a virtual learning series, all about coral!
Click here to register