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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

The first stand-alone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation.

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Lots of Butterflies

The place was very nice. It had a lot of butterflies flying around and was fun to watch them. Had a lot of places to set and in joy the butterflies.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Westminster, Colorado

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Westminster, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place was very nice. It had a lot of butterflies flying around and was fun to watch them. Had a lot of places to set and in joy the butterflies.

Thank os7373cs
Lafayette, Colorado, United States
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visit the butterfly pavilion a couple times a year. I always find the staff helpful and informative. They continue to update and make changes on a regular basis.

Thank Denise S
Westminster, Colorado
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun place for the family! The Butterfly Pavilion is especially great for families with young children. They have other fun exhibits for curious minds. Sometimes I wish there was just a little more.

Thank Maluhia7
Denver, CO
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit for kids and adults who like insects. They have a cute play area for little kids who have energy. It's nice to have a place like this that doesn't involve going into Denver. We have brought out of town family member and they love it!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are grandparents. Our visit was with our kids and 2 grand kids (2 yrs, and 3 month old). While the baby didn't really care, it was a nice place to walk around on a cold winter day for the mom and baby. The toddler had been here many times but it was my first time. He raced around showing... More 

Thank Julie C
Layton, Utah
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63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with our 3 young kids. They loved it. The insects were interesting as were the ocean creatures. We were there as it was turning dark (3-5pm in November) and the butterflies were very active. They landed all over us. Great place for the kids to learn.

Thank CMitchell23
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The butterfly pavillion is a great place to go if you have a couple of hours to kill between Denver and Boulder. The entire center is fun and educational. The butterflies in the garden are especially relaxing but there are more species visible in the summer. The underwater area is also very interesting. I would especially recommend this place for... More 

Thank StevetheSpiffy
Reading, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We are not from the area and were visiting my sister who lives about 10 minutes away from the Butterfly Pavilion. She had not been there, but suggested that it may be something that my young son would like. We went and had a great time. The center is geared towards kids and my young son enjoyed the trip. There... More 

Thank Justin R
Columbus, Georgia
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336 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Great place for young and old. Many of the non-butterfly exhibits are at just the right level for youngsters to see inside. Besides the butterfly enclosure where you can watch (with care) a variety of butterflies, the draw may be a chance to hold and touch a live tarantula. The keeper will hold your hand (or your child's hand) steady... More 

Thank GreenLakerGA
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Have been twice. Took extended family of 8 for a few hours. Good variety of species and enjoyed the butterflies. Loved holding Rosie!

Thank Susie M

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