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!

Visitor Information

Upcoming Events

Visit the New Invertebrate World!

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Bug Buzz

Pollinator of the Month

Mason Bee

Osmia sp.

Mason bees overwinter in the pupal stage. When the weather warms up in the spring, the adult mason bees emerge and mate. Male bees die, but females go on to gather pollen and nectar, provision their nests, and lay eggs. Each egg is laid in its own cell in a long, hollow tube such as a reed. The larvae that hatch from the eggs feed on the food provided by the mother bee; when this food is gone the larvae spin cocoons to settle in for the winter and prepare to become adults themselves.

Featured Events

Date: 11/12/2016

Time: 9:00pm - 5:00pm

Experience Butterfly Pavilion and all of our small wonders for only $5.00!

Journey through our new and improved Crawl-a-See-Em, hold Rosie, touch a starfish and make your way through our Tropical Rainforest with 1,600 fluttering butterflies!

$5 for each guest 2 and older; Free for members and children 1 and under.

Bee the Change.
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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.