The Butterfly Pavilion

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Facility:The Butterfly Pavilion
Description:The Butterfly Pavilion combines science education with interactive fun to teach visitors about invertebrates and conservation. Five exhibits, including a rainforest filled with 1,200 free-flying tropical butterflies, provide a year-round, unforgettable experience. Visitors can get up close and personal with live animals, enjoy daily educational programs, explore the wonder of the outdoors on the nature trail, and discover the newest traveling exhibit.
Address 1:6252 W. 104th Avenue
Address 2:
Zip Code:80020
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Hours:Sun-Sat 9-5
Admission:Adults $8.50; Children (2-12) $5.50
Telephone:(303) 469-5441
Website:Visit Website
C. Webb, Co-op Member
It was the best time ever with butterflies all around! Took my kids and my sister and niece who were visiting from S. Carolina this summer. They loved it! The pavilion has added some new rooms, but we didn't have time to stop in. Bought a pass so we can go back many times this year. Kids can't wait to check out the new rooms they've opened.
Lynn S., Co-op Member
Wonderful place to visit. Very informative and we love the hands on learning they provide. There are always staff lead interactions going on and staff to answer questions. Love this place and my kids ask to go all the time.
Joyce S, Co-op Member
There are always fun things to do. We recently went for Bloomapalooza and my daughter got to participate in the butterfly release, paint her own flower pot, play music, as well as learn about butterflies, bees, spiders, shrimp, and many more creatures. She loves to go there which makes the membership worthwhile.
Natalie B, Co-op Member
We have been members of the butterfly pavilion for several years. The part we like best is the butterfly rainforest room. On our last visit we learned that the butterflies are nocturnal and by going later in the day when it is getting dark the butterflies are very active. It is a beautiful sight to see all the butterflies swooping all around you. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. I also like that the facility is accessible to small children by having stools and stands in areas that are too tall for children to see themselves.
J Wilmot, Co-op Member
Highly recommend. We went there for preschool again for K. Great opportunity to see and learn about butterflies, spiders, snakes, and other crwatures. The butterflies will land on you. You can pet a tarantula, touch a horseshoe crab and so much more.
Doris R., Co-op Member
This place is so magical! The main attraction is a large open space with lush plants many different beautiful live butterflies. Twice a day, they give a short talk and release new butterflies. If you wear flower headbands or hair clips or brightly colored clothes, the butterflies might to land on you.

It is a smallish museum, and in other spaces there are displays with other types of insects and a room with ocean creatures, as well as play area and a short nature walk. Kids (and adults) can hold a tarantula named Rosie.

They also have homeschool days where there are additional activities and educational experiences.
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