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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

Address: 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster, CO 80020
Phone Number: +1 303-469-5441
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Museums, Nature & Parks
Activities: Leisure education, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The first stand-alone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation.
Attraction details
Type: Science Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Museums, Nature & Parks
Activities: Leisure education, Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The first stand-alone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation.

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Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I took my granddaughter here on a recent Sunday afternoon. She is four. She liked: > holding the tarantula > looking in the tanks for "creatures" > touching the few sea animals that are available > the air tube in the play area that blows little fabric butterflies up in the air > but her very favorite thing was the... More 

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Colorado
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Bring your cameras and come here to search for photo opportunities of live butterflies in a tropical environment. Beautiful specimens are imported from all over the world. Avoid the crowds by visiting late in the day. Easy access from Highway 36. Prices are reasonable, especially if it's your birthday, when admission is just $1! Special promotion rates are often available.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a must see in Westminster. For every age of person. Hundreds of all types of butterflies flying around landing on you and floating around everywhere. Beautiful. I had a couple land on my bald head and on my shoulder and arms. So fun... Highly recommend.

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I will admit, as this is a local destination and I work with kids, I have a membership to the Butterfly Pavilion. It's a little zoo that takes about an hour to see everything-- so it's not too much, not too little, it's just right, Goldilocks! They have 3 indoor exhibits plus an outdoor nature trail-- all with the views... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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94 reviews 94 reviews
18 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We enjoyed the Butterfly Pavilion. I thought it was a little pricey for the amount of exhibits they have. We used a coupon from their website to make it a little cheaper. It was very busy on the Saturday that we went. There was a bit of a line out the front door. Because of the crowds it took a... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is a small but really wonderful center. Lots of Butterflies and other insects. Wonderful staff and clean restrooms. Plenty of parking and easy to locate, just off highway 36.

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Houston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

For the price, you'd think they had a full zoo in there...but there are just a few small exhibits, and then the butterfly "room". I expected butterflies to be everywhere, landing on people...but not once did a butterfly come close to anyone. It only takes about 15 minutes to go around, slowly...so you end up circling a few times to... More 

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Denver, CO.
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I have been to the Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center at least 5 times. I love to take my grandchildren and little nephew when I get a chance. We all marvel at the beautiful butterflies and insects and of course we all have to hold the taranchula. I can sit for hours and watch the butterflies land on one of... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A wonderful afternoon in fall. My Girls (5 and 7) love Rosie the spider. The like walking around the warm butterfly room and the delight on the 5 yr olds face when one alights on one of us is priceless. Not going to be an all day thing but really really excellent family outing

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Broomfield, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We always have a fun time! The bugs and butterflies are a lot of fun to look at and the play area is a lot of fun also.

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