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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

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

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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 NEW

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
17 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 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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Fort Collins, Colorado
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It took me a Long time to get there but when I did, I took some grandkids and my mother! It was enjoyed equally by all ages! Handicapped accessible which is nice. Loved seeing all of the different butterflies and insects and the butterflies land on you!

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

never thought it would be so informative and beautiful. had something for all ages from children to older adults.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Worth seeing!! It is amazing their colors, and how they are so beautiful!! Take the kids, take the adults, take everyone!!!

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