Living Lights

Colorado's only indoor and outdoor lighting extravaganza featuring interactive exhibits
and live animals!

Living Lights is Butterfly Pavilion’s annual holiday lighting event that will take place over 15 nights in December and January. Living Lights is unlike any other holiday lighting event in that it is a fantastical journey through our indoor twinkling tropical rainforest and interactive exhibits with live animals, as well as an outdoor adventure through our glowing gardens featuring larger-than-life sculptures made from 95% recycled steel and LED lighting.

Living Lights has a unique and educational twist. Through interactive indoor exhibits, we feature animals that share a unique adaptation: they produce light! Whether communicating, attracting prey, defending themselves, or simply finding their way, these animals use light to survive. Visitors learn all about bioluminescent and luminescent animals and the hypotheses scientists have formed to account for this seemingly impossible adaptation in land, sea, and air invertebrates.

When is it?
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting December 13th, 2013 through January 12th, 2014 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Will there be food and beverages?
Yes! We will have non-alcoholic as well as alcoholic beverages plus hot food for visitors to purchase every evening.  


Living Lights Admission
Adults  $10.00  
Senior  $8.00  
Children (2 - 12)  $7.00 
Children (under 2)  FREE

Combo Admission (regular day-time admission plus Living Lights admission)
Adults  $16.00
Senior  $12.00
Children (2 - 12)  $10.00
Children (under 2)  FREE

Living Lights Member Admission
Adults  $6.50
Senior  $5.50
Children (2 - 12)  $4.50
Children (under 2)  FREE

Butterfly Pavilion offers discounts for groups of ten or more paid admissions that are reserved at least 72 hours in advance. To receive the group rate ($2.00 discount on admission per guest), groups must:

  • Pre-register at least 72 hours in advance
  • Have at least 10 paying individuals (any mix of children, adults, or seniors)
  • Pay as a group (with a single transaction) upon arrival

Group rates are as follows:

  • Adults (13-64)  $8.00
  • Seniors (65+)    $6.00
  • Children (2-12) $5.00
  • Children under 2 - FREE (but not included in the 10 person minimum)

To request a Group Visit Reservation, please complete our request form at least 72 hours before your visit.

Thank you to our event sponsors!


Upcoming Dates

Saturday, January 11, 2014 | 5:30 pm
Sunday, January 12, 2014 | 5:30 pm