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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

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Address: 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster, CO 80020
Phone Number: +1 303-469-5441
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Leisure education
Description: The first stand-alone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation.

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We loved the butterflies and tropical plants. Coming from the frigid Canadian weather, this was a haven for us. Also had Rosie the Tarantula crawl up our arms, and that was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Wingham, Canada
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Wingham, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We loved the butterflies and tropical plants. Coming from the frigid Canadian weather, this was a haven for us. Also had Rosie the Tarantula crawl up our arms, and that was awesome. I felt if the little kids could do it, then so should I!. It's a photo to remember!

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Evergreen, Colorado
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Well-designed exhibition space that is both attractive and informative. Attractions include the scorpion and tarantula display that distinguish among those in rain forests, grasslands and deserts. You can hold Rosie the tarantula. The main Butterfly Pavilion contains more than 1000 colorful butterflies of many different species. A great way to spend an hour by yourself or with fascinated children.

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Poplar Grove, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fun day for the whole FAMILY, we enjoyed all the beautiful garden and all the colorful beautiful butterflies flying around us. Alot of hands on exhibitsfor the kids to do and a lot of running around

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This museum is a little hidden jewel outside Denver. There are touch tanks with aquatic creatures, lots of fascinating insects on display, and we even got to hold Rosie the Tarantula! I think I may have enjoyed that part even more than my kids (and I'm terrified of spiders!) The best part was the butterfly atrium. We got to watch... More 

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Kansas City, MO
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

My kids are both under 5! They loved it all. Especially the butterfly dome. The reason for a 4 star is the outside trail was dirty with some trash and not real kept.

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Wyoming
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We went on a special price day where admission was only $5 to get in. The Pavilion was very hands on. You are able to hold a Tarantula named Rosie as well as touch Starfish and a Crab. While the insect and underwater creatures area is small, the best part is the large butterfly area! You walk through a very... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I faced a fear by visiting an insect and butterfly Pavillion. It was amazing and terrifying. They have tarantulas you can pet, starfish you can rub and butterflies you can view. BUTTERFLIES EVERYWHERE! Dress light, the pavilion area is very humid for the critters. The aquarium area was a pleasant surprise. I would like to bring my children next time... More 

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Thornton, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We took the grand children and they had a great time. There is Rosie the tarantula which will sit in your hand. There is also a place where you can touch other living things. Then you can go out into the main pavilion and there all kinds of butterflies. There are trails you can walk on.

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Wyoming
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My family loves coming here. We try to make a stop anytime we come to Denver and have been 3-5 times so far. We have come with kids, with grandparents and even with a great-grandparent in a wheelchair. There is so much to see and do and the exhibits are very interactive. The kids love to look at the insects,... More 

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Wyoming
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

One of my favorite places just to have fun and take some nice pictures. Butteflies from all over the world. Its such an interesting place - great if you have children. Great if you are just an adult too. I haven't been for a while, but there is a nice discount on your birthday (hint!) I definitely recommend it. Just... More 

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