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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: Leisure education, Viewing wildlife
Description: The first stand-alone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation.

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Great afternoon with the kids!

Try to avoid the busy weekends although they have several rooms for birthday parties that can accommodation 20+ people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Janet B
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Colorado
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Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Try to avoid the busy weekends although they have several rooms for birthday parties that can accommodation 20+ people.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We have a season pass and enjoy visiting several times a year. Rosy the spider is always a hit and we time our visits for a butterfly release in the atrium. We also really enjoy the bees and watching them build their hive. Young kiddos love it but my son is 10 and still enjoys it. I see many teens... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Lots to see here, we all held "Rosie". A few hands-on things to do. We really enjoyed the coastal area, where you can touch starfish & a horseshoe crab.

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Pune
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is one of the best homes for butterflies I had ever visited. you can find hundreds of various species of butterflies, moths and other insects from all over the world as well here. A must visit place in Denver.

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Westminster, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Butterfly Pavilion is a must see!! It has something for everyone---adults and children alike. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for something special to do with their children.

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Westminster, Colorado, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Highly educational about the invertebrate world with great hands-on learning. Adults will enjoy the tropical rainforest with free-flying tropical butterflies. A great venue for small private and corporate events.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place to visit, with or without children! Beautiful flowers in the "rainforest" and gorgeous butterflies everywhere. Be sure to bring your camera!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is great to bring young children. The butterflies sometimes land on you and the kids are in awe! The butterflies are very beautiful. It's a small venue so you don't have to plan to spend a whole day here - just a couple hours is enough. They have other attractions as well - you can hold a tarantula... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Butterfly Pavilion and insect Center is a must see for any visitor to the Denver area! Not only were my grandchildren fascinated with the experience but so were we! Beautiful gardens with a plethora of butterflies! Bring your camera!

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Westminster, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I took my nieces & nephews here and everyone had a wonderful learning experience. Way better than watching their minds and bodies rot sitting on their fannies playing video games.

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