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

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: Eastbound US 36 is now open between Wadsworth Blvd. – Church Ranch Blvd.: Motorists should expect lane shifts and speed reductions in place. Delays may be possible in the area. Please refer to Google Maps for the fastest route to our location! 

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

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.

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

Name the New Day Octopus

Visit Butterfly Pavilion August 21 - September 4 to vote!
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Bugtober: Masquerade

Butterfly Pavilion cordially invites you to an exhibit showcase of the master illusionists of the invertebrate world.
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$5 Day

August 26 9 am - 5 pm
Explore Butterfly Pavilion's immersive exhibits for just $5 per person, plus tax!
Exhibits