Butterflies, both tropical and local, are our specialty! Our Tropical Conservatory, also known as Wings of the Tropics, is home to 1,600 free-flying butterflies from around the globe. From Zebra Longwings to Paper Kite butterflies, we have more than 100 different species at any given time.
View Colorado native and tropical butterflies living in the Wings of the Tropics.
View plants and animals living in our tropical conservatory.
) are arthropods, having a hard exoskeleton, a three-part body (head, thorax, and abdomen), three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes, and two antennae. They are the most diverse group of animals on the planet. At the Butterfly Pavilion, you can see hundreds of different kinds of insects.
View some of the insects living in our Crawl-A-See-Em!
are a class (Arachnida
) of joint-legged invertebrate animals that have eight legs, although in some species the front pair may convert to a sensory function. Most arachnids are terrestrial; however some inhabit freshwater environments and, with the exception of the pelagic zone, marine environments as well. They comprise of more than 100,000 named species, including spiders, scorpions, harvestmen, ticks, and mites.
View some of the Arachnids living in our Crawl-A-See-Em!
Horseshoe crabs, sea stars and sea urchins are marine invertebrates that live in ocean tide pools. You can experience them through touch at the Butterfly Pavilion's Water's Edge!
View some of the Marine Invertebrates living in Water's Edge!
Found an unknown insect
in your house or outdoors, and would like to know what it is? Email us a photo at email@example.com
, and we might be able to help identify it!
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