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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster, CO 80020
303-469-5441
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Westminster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Science Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Viewing wildlife
Description: The first stand-alone non-profit insect zoo in the nation.
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Denver
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It was a simple, comfortable and rather interesting visit. Kept our 3 yr. old fascinated for hours. Not boring for the adults for the 1st run-through and then comfortable to wait for the little ones.

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Bedford, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Small place but interactive for children. Our son was 20 months when we went and I think he was a little too young to fully enjoy it (under 2 is free). My husband and I really enjoyed it, especially the main attraction, the butterfly atrium. We will definitely go back when our son is older.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, multicolored butterflies everywhere! It's wonderful! The place is full of flowers and butterflies are flitting about, landing on your shoulder or hand, sitting near nectar feeders. There are also lots of insects inside and you can hold a tarantula if you want. But the butterflies steal the show. Loved it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I took my Mom here on a rainy day when she came to visit. For a place called "the Butterfly Pavillion," I was a little disappointed at the small butterfly exhibit which was no larger than the temporary exhibit I've seen at Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati, or the permanent exhibit that is at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The butterfly enclosure was truly lovely, though small. The other areas were interesting and had adequate staff to offer answers the kids' questions. There seemed to be a very large area given over to indoor play equipment and games. We didn't go outside so I don't know what there is to see there. I thought the price was rather high,... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I really love the butterfly pavillion, but for no bigger than it is, it feels like the admission is a little high to visit more than once. The actual butterfly area is beautiful and well maintained. I just wish it was a little larger.

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Westminster, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It is very nice the way they have it set up but it is very very warm so you do not want to stay very long. once you see it don't go back.

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Rifle, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

They have more there than just butterflies, they have a small eco system with all sorts of different animals there to learn about. It is a wonderful place to go and see beautiful butterflies and take some cook pictures

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Georgetown, Texas
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175 reviews 175 reviews
45 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

If you have children - do not hesitate to take them through this enchanting place. The first room has plenty of bugs and other crawly things to delight all the little boys - AND they can hold a tarantula. They have a living hive and you can watch the bees fly in and out - they come through a tube... More

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Parsons
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My family and I visited my sister in Denver. We asked the people at our hotel for cool places to visit. Several mentioned the butterfly pavilion. We took their advice and were pleasantly surprised. Tranquil and serene would best describe our visit. Thousands of insects and plants were available to view. And to have butterflies zipping around you was quite... More

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