Welcome to Butterfly Pavilion


We are home to over 5,000 animals! Embark on an adventure to the realm of Rosie, our famous tarantula. Step to Water’s Edge to be immersed in an underwater world full of sea creatures. Explore our tropical rainforest where 1,600 butterflies rule the sky! End your journey in our gardens and nature trail where you’re sure to see critters of all kinds.
We are located just 15 minutes north of Denver and 20 minutes south of Boulder in Colorado. Step inside Butterfly Pavilion where Butterflies are just the Beginning!


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Pollinator of the Month

Monarch Butterfly

Danaus plexippus

During the fall, Monarchs migrate to the oyamel fir forests of central Mexico. Here they will overwinter and come spring, will travel back north. Once they reach areas in the United States with their host plant, milkweed, they will mate, lay eggs and pass away. The next three generations will continue the migration north, however, unlike their parents they will live only two to four weeks. The fourth generation can travel 3000+ miles and is commonly referred to as the ‘Super Monarch’.

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Butterfly Pavilion believes that with knowledge and support at all levels, we can do our part to preserve our natural habitats and all that call Earth home. We only have one world… please help us protect it for future generations to enjoy it. Bee-cause together, we can BEE the Change.

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