Welcome to Butterfly Pavilion


We are an Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited nonprofit invertebrate zoo home to thousands of animals from all over the world! Experience our indoor tropical conservatory with over 1,600 free-flying butterflies, hold Rosie our famous tarantula, explore incredible adaptations of sea stars, bees, beetles, spiders, and so much more!


We work to foster an appreciation of invertebrates by educating the public about the need to protect and care for threatened habitats globally, while conducting research for solutions in invertebrate conservation.


Visitor Information

Featured Event

Keeping PACE

with our pollinator initiative

Beekeeping Bootcamp

at Butterfly Pavilion

Do you want to keep bees? Butterfly Pavilion can help! Beekeeping Bootcamp is a 5-part series that leads aspiring beekeepers through their first year of keeping bees. This series also includes hands-on experience in the hives, right here at Butterfly Pavilion. Register for the series in the Learn tab above. Classes start in January 2018.

Learn more about our pollinator awareness and conservation initiative.

Upcoming Events

Visit the New Invertebrate World!

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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.
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