Encounter native Colorado butterflies and plants in the one-of-a-kind butterfly house at Chatfield Farms.
This seasonal habitat is home to hundreds of native Colorado butterflies, such as swallowtails, monarchs, mourning cloaks and painted ladies.
There are more than 50 indigenous plant species in this garden. The rest of the plants (about 20 species) were chosen for the nectar production for butterfly food and are not native species in Colorado.
Butterflies at Chatfield is presented to you through a partnership with Butterfly Pavilion and Denver Botanic Gardens. The habitat is open from May 27 through September 24, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily (last entry at 3:15 p.m.).
Check out this great video from the Denver Post about Butterflies at Chatfield featuring our Vice President of Science & Conservation, Mary Ann Colley.
- $4 Adult, child or senior non-member
- $2 Adult, child or senior Denver Botanic Gardens or Butterfly Pavilion member
- Free for children 2 and under
- Non-members: $5 additional fee per passenger vehicle for admission to Chatfield Farms (admission to Chatfield Farms is required to see the Butterflies at Chatfield exhibit)