We offer a nature trail, four indoor exhibit halls and several outdoor gardens to explore. Most visits take between 1.5 hours to 4.5 hours, depending on length of exploration and if you attend a daily educational programming option, Spineless Spotlights.
Fluttering, flitting, flying, emerging, growing….our lush tropical conservatory is alive with 1,200 butterflies from rainforests around the world. Marvel as they emerge from their chrysalides, then watch as our staff releases them into the rainforest.
Desert, grasslands, rainforest... transport to the home of Rosie the tarantula and other small wonders.
Swimming, creeping, swaying, scooting…you’ll have hands-on experiences with sea stars, horseshoe crabs, and other aquatic invertebrates as you touch and learn in our Atlantic and Pacific Ocean tide pools.
Just outside the Pavilion along Big Dry Creek is our 1/2-mile nature trail loop. Explore Colorado's native insects in their natural habitat, and if you're lucky, catch sight of a heron, hawk or eagle perched in a nearby tree!
All of the outdoor gardens at the Butterfly Pavilion feature food and shelter for butterflies and other wildlife. Enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of over 300 species of plants.
The Butterfly Pavilion is proud to announce the return of Tropical Odyssey, the Butterfly Pavilion's premier exhibit. Back by popular demand, the interactive exhibit is a bilingual adventure for the whole family that includes educational games, imaginative active play opportunities and interactive learning. The exhibit features an educational playscape with larger-than-life caterpillars and butterflies for children to crawl and play on, as well as suspension rope bridge to transport their imaginations to the rainforest. Join us today for a journey in conservation!
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