The Butterfly Pavilion isn't just for kids! From our famous conservatory to our outdoor garden trails, we offer experiences suitable for visitors of all ages. Discover a world of insects, spiders, butterflies, and other fascinating invertebrates through three permanent exhibits:
- In the Crawl-A-See-Em, meet some of the world's strangest – and occasionally creepiest – crawling critters. If you've ever wanted to hold a spider (or never thought you might), be sure to pay our beloved Rosie the Tarantula a visit!
- On the ground, in the air, and...underwater? Arthropods are everywhere! Check out the Water's Edge to learn more about some of the sea-dwelling cousins of spiders and butterflies. Observe our resident slipper lobster, touch a sea star and a horshoe crab, and feel the difference in temperature between the world's two greatest oceans!
- Our Wings of the Tropics conservatory doesn't just teach you about butterflies and their habitat, it puts you right in the middle of a tropical rainforest where butterflies fly freely! Stroll around this lush, living rainforest and try your hand at identifying the nearly 1,600 butterflies.
- Experience Tropical Odyssey to learn about butterfly conservation worldwide, sustainable rainforest products, and how your Butterfly Pavilion visit makes a difference.
There's more! During the summer months, take a stroll through our interpretive Nature Trail, view our outdoor butterfly gardens, and discover amazing Colorado wildlife and the habitats in which they live. Best of all, each display in our indoor and outdoor exhibits includes age-layered information so that visitors from 6 to 60+ years old can learn and have fun. Also, you may join us for our free daily Spineless Spotlights!
To receive the group rate, groups must: pre-register; have at least 10 or more paying individuals (any mix of children, adults or seniors); and pay as a group upon arrival.
Adults providing 1:1 assistance for seniors or individuals with special needs receive free admission. Additional adults will receive the group rate.
Adult (13-64) and College Students: $7.50
Senior (65+) $5.50
Child (2-12) $4.50
Adult groups add a class for $25.00.
Must schedule classes at least 2 weeks in advance. Classes are dependent upon classroom and instructor availability.
Add a class for just $25.00! Must schedule class at least 2 weeks in advance.
Choose from one of the following:
Butterfly Pavilion Basics - During this introduction to the Butterfly Pavilion, participants will enjoy an interactive presentation about insects, spiders, and many of the creatures living here at the Butterfly Pavilion. Participants will observe and interact with living and preserved specimens up-close.
Butterflies of the Rainforest - Enjoy a colorful butterfly slide show and learn all about our tropical butterflies. Discover how we receive our butterflies, learn more about their lifecycle, and observe some of the behaviors you will see in our Wings of the Tropics exhibit.
To schedule an adult or senior group visit or to add a class to your visit, please contact the Butterfly Pavilion Registrar at 720-974-1861 or email@example.com.
Interested in having us come to you? Check out our adult outreach programs.