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

Flower Fly

Syrphus ribesii

Flower or Hover flies are a family of flies known as the Syrphids. These flies are common and brightly colored; often donning orange or yellow paired with black. This coloration often has humans and predators mistaking them for bees and wasps, yet these flies are harmless. As larvae, many species are important predators of aphids, while as adults flower flies are often found in gardens hovering, nectaring and foraging for pollen.

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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.