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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Bug Buzz

12 Months of Pollination

Butterfly Pavilion

in Mexico to view Monarch Butterfly Habitats

According to Butterfly Pavilion Lepidopterist Sarah Garrett, no amount of reading could have prepared her for the amazing sight of overwintering monarch butterflies she experienced on her recent trip to the El Rosario and Chincua Sanctuarities in Mexico. "The smell of the oyamel firs and the millions of butterflies made the experience almost unbelievable," she said. “This trip was a once in a lifetime experience for me, and I hope you can experience it for yourself one day!”

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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.