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Last Entry 4:15 pm
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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.

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

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*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

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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

Great Pollinator Count

Discover pollinator’s right here in our backyard while participating in a citizen science project.
Discover pollinator’s right here in our backyard while participating in a citizen science project. Join us at Butterfly Pavilion and observe pollinators in action, make a beeswax candle and get pollinator friendly seeds to plant at home.
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Insectival: Rosie the Tarantula's 24th Birthday Bash

July 13, 2019 from 9 am - 5 pm
Play, bounce, dance and discover at this family-friendly carnival celebrating Butterfly Pavilion’s 24 years protecting nature’s hidden heroes – invertebrates!
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Free Outdoor Movie Night - SOLD OUT

Friday, June 21, 2019 6 pm
Celebrate National Pollinator Week with the whole family with a kid-friendly film shown out on the lawn at Butterfly Pavilion!