- Celebrate Butterfly Pavilion’s 23rd Anniversary with Insectival and the Hazel Miller Band THIS Saturday!
- Summer is perfect for exploring the outdoor gardens in full bloom
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Westminster, Colo. – July 12, 2018 – The summer garden, events and programs are in full bloom at Colorado’s Butterfly Pavilion, open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Westminster at 6252 W. 104th Ave. This Saturday is no exception as the world’s only stand-alone, AZA-accredited invertebrate zoo celebrates its 23rd anniversary with Insectival and a concert in the garden with The Hazel Miller Band.
Insectival is Butterfly Pavilion’s annual anniversary celebration, featuring carnival games, incredible animals, bounce houses, lots of live entertainment and more. This dynamic, all-ages event is from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. during regular operating hours and is included in general admission.
Admission for this event includes all festivities and regular admission and is $13/children (2-12), $17/adults (Westminster residents $15), $15/seniors and children under 2 and Butterfly Pavilion members are free. Learn more by visiting Butterflies.org or by calling 303-469-5441.
The celebration doesn’t end with Insectival – at 6 p.m. Saturday, Colorado’s Butterfly Pavilion presents the Hazel Miller Band in concert outside in the gardens for a night of music and blooms! The evening will also feature food and drinks from Endo Brewing Company and Infinitus PIE (iPie) Pizza (available for purchase from 5-7:30 p.m.).
The concert is from 6-8 p.m. and is an extra ticketed event. Tickets are available at Butterflies.org and are as follows: Adults: $15 (members)/$20 (non-members), Children (2-12): $5 (members)/$10 (non-members), Seniors: $13 (members/$18 (non-members) and children under 2 are free.
Check-in will begin at 5 p.m. at the main Butterfly Pavilion entrance. Limited bench seating will be available as well as lawn seating for blankets and low folding chairs (max height 24″). Full size folding chairs will not be permitted to ensure that all guests can enjoy the performance.
Summer at Butterfly Pavilion
The outdoor gardens at Butterfly Pavilion come alive in the summer with plants specifically designed to attract butterflies and other beneficial insects at all stages of their lives. Shrubs, trees and groundcovers provide shelter for chrysalids and roosting adults. Other plants, such as dill and showy milkweed, provide food for hungry caterpillars. And, of course, our colorful flowers provide nectar to native butterflies from May to October. Take a hike outside, and investigate the native habitats surrounding the Pavilion, or walk around the Big Dry Creek Nature and explore our expansive outdoor gardens. It’s a great place to conduct a bug hunt or watch local invertebrates in action!
There is so much more to explore this summer at Butterfly Pavilion, including summer camps, signature events like Bugs & Beer on July 19 and world conservation days; and our popular permanent exhibits including Survival and Wings of the Tropics. Learn more about all programs and events at Butterflies.org or by calling 303-469-5441.
About Butterfly Pavilion:
Founded in July 1995 and accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Butterfly Pavilion is the world’s only stand-alone, AZA-accredited invertebrate zoo, occupying a 30,000-square foot facility on an 11-acre campus provided by the City of Westminster, Colorado. Butterfly Pavilion’s mission is 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. Learn more at Butterflies.org.
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