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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster, CO 80020
303-469-5441
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Westminster, Colorado
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Good time was had by all...my little girls liked it. They loved the butterflies and the interactive play are. My 11 year old loved holding the tarantula...and we enjoyed it too! Only bad part is the heat and humidity. It's REALLY warm. Leave your coat in the car, as there is no where to hang or check it...

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Our family were on vacation in the Colorado Springs area, and I had done some research to find family friendly things to do while in Colorado. The Butterfly Pavillion and Insect Center came up and this sounded PERFECT for our entire family. I did some research and found some discounted tickets to help save a lie $$ so we were... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

My husband came as a child and was very excited when he realized we had some time and we were able to visit the butterflies. The staff was lovely and helpful and answered all of our questions. We were able to walk around and learn about all sorts of but and insects. We even met Rosie, the resident tarantula. There... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

This is definitely an interesting place to visit for both children and adults. Be sure to hold Rosie the tarantula!

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Our daughter loved this place! She got to hold a tarantula and see her favorite insect, butterflies! They had a range of butterflies and being able to walk among them was great and a one of a kind experience. The only down fall was the humidity and heat in the display but it is well worth a little bit of... More

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Black Hills of South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

First time being in any Butterfly preservation facility. Pretty cool, even the area devoted to spiders, scorpions and a variety of bugs n such. Loved the aquarium area, and the butterfly pavillion brought back memories of being a kid and seeing butterflies all summer. Great photo opp's and the kids all seemed to be having fun.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A touch of the tropics any time of the year is a great bonus. Add to that butterflies and many other interactive experiences that are sure to please the whole family. You have to hold the tarantula because she is light and soft and not scary -really.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

While a bit expensive it was a fun visit. My friend, who has lived here for more than seven years had never been and wanted to go. It probably would have been best to go during the day for the butterfly viewing, but seeing the other things was still fun. It is very much geared towards kids, which is great... More

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This is a really great place to brings kids, however, we went without kids and really enjoyed looking at all the cool butterflies. It is a bit pricey and does not take hours to explore but where else can you see so many pretty butterflies in one place?

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

When I pulled into the parking lot and was steered to the last spot in the overflow parking area, I was tempted to just call it quits and head back home. I am so glad I didn't make that mistake. The Butterfly Pavilion has enough space for everyone! I'd come for the butterflies and it seemed most people were spread... More

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