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

Hops Azure Butterfly

Celastrina humulus

The Hops Azure butterfly is a rare Colorado native found along the Front Range from south Larimer County to El Paso County. This small butterfly gets its name from the iridescent blue of its wings as well as its love for wild hops, a crucial ingredient in beer!


Photo by: Michael Menefee/CNHP

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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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