Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center 4.4 (reviews)

Westminster, CO Zoos & Wildlife Unclaimed
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About Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

Thousands of butterflies, both tropical and local, call this Colorado Butterfly Pavilion and Nature Center home! 

This very colorful family day out destination is home to thousands of butterflies from around the globe, where kids can see up close these beautiful creatures, and learn all about their life. 

Not only that, across the number of exhibits you might find yourselves face to face with a lot more than just the butterfly. Are you intrigued?

From finger-length zebra longwings to hand-sized paper kites, the Butterfly Pavilion have more than 50 different species at any given time.  The Wings of the Tropics exhibit allows the family to walk among free-flying butterflies in a tropical paradise. 

Throughout the 7,200 sq ft rainforest, not only are there countless butterflies but also over 200 plant species from ALL over the world. It's climate controlled, so whether you're trying to escape the cold Colorado winter, or enjoy some humidity in that dry Colorado summer, this is the place for you!

We told you that there were more than just butterflies to encounter, and we weren't kidding!

The Crawl-A-See-Em exhibit introduces you to Rosie the tarantula, as well as other species of arthropods. Kids can have fun trying to spot those animals hidden in their native habitats too!

Kids can learn all about the diversity of underwater invertebrates at the Water's Edge exhibit, as well as Invertebrate World. 

On those beautiful days, why not get outdoors and explore the outdoor gardens and nature trails, discovering the lifecycle of the Colorado ecosystem.

It's a nature filled day out in Colorado at the Butterfly Pavilion and Nature Center. So get ready kids, because there is a very colorful family day out waiting for you! 

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Adults $12 at gate, $11 online

Children $8 at gate, $7 online (Ages 2-12)

Free Under 2 years

Last Update 2022

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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center FAQ’s

Doing our bit

Butterfly Pavilion exists 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.

Do they have baby facilities?

They do have baby changing facilities in their restrooms.

Any top tips when visiting?

Check out the events across the year including Bugtober, exploring toxic animals and plants, Flashlight tours, Nature Nerds Family Clubs & more!

Does Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center have a gift shop?

Their gift shop is filled with many souvenirs and gifts that you can take home, including educational items!

Teachers corner

Explore invertebrate science, gain a new hobby, relax and unwind and more through our learning opportunities. Butterfly Pavilion offers a diverse array of unique, engaging and hands-on programming for youth and adults. They offer group discounts, and it's a great day out for students!

Do they have baby facilities?

They do have baby changing facilities in their restrooms.

Is Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center fully accessible?

Just speak to staff if you have any questions about accessibility! They will be happy to advise!