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

Hummingbird Moth

Hyles lineata

Over 100 different species of hummingbird moths have been found throughout United States with approximately 24 of them calling Colorado home. They are often referred to as hawk or sphinx moths because of their large bodies and wings, which can span up to five inches! All species are part of the Sphingidae family and are known for their quick flight and rapid wing-beats. For this reason, as well as their ability to hover over a flower while feeding, they are easily confused with hummingbirds.

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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.