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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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Hours:
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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My b I rthday

The different butterflies and the insects there is a huge outdoor area to walk through. Sea life a gift shop very easy to get to from the highway lots of parking

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The different butterflies and the insects there is a huge outdoor area to walk through. Sea life a gift shop very easy to get to from the highway lots of parking

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We've been here lots of times over a ten year period. It's still fun with its new and old exhibits. Rosie is always a favorite. Fun little gift shop as well.

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Cottonwood, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A great experience for those who enjoy nature's critters. Beautiful butterflies but also lots of insects and ocean creatures.. There is a play area for children and there were many children having a great time.

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

So much more than butterflies! There are a bunch of bugs for the kids to look at and learn about and they can even hold Rosie the tarantula. They can see underwater creatures and touch some of them. Then you get to the butterflies and it's just amazing! The greenhouse is warm so dress accordingly but you can see the... More 

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SE Okla
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was a fun and interactive activity. I feel like the price of admission is a good value for what you get. From getting to hold Rosie the tarantula to having butterflies land on you when walking around, it was a fun time.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We took our granddaughter (4) here & she loved every minute. The butterfly room is of course the best attraction and our granddaughter was spellbound. There are a lot of other exhibits here that are interesting, including the famous tarantula,and other insect exhibits. Highly recommended.

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Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

the butterfly pavilion is a great place to see the wonder of mother nature all throughout the entire year. its fun for the kids and adults as well, plenty of things to do and see.

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Northglenn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My twin daughters loved it, especially the butterfly area. It's more than just butterflies though. There are all sorts of insects and even a small marine life area. Such a fun way to spend the afternoon close to home!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The Butterfly Pavillion wasn't quite what I had expected, yet it was wondeful. The exhibits are fairly small. Following the flow of traffic upon entry led us straight to Rosie the tarantula. Our visit with Rosie was short, yet unique. It seemed everyone was afraid to hold her. We touched starfish in the next exhibit, while viewing different marine life.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The centerpiece of this place is, of course, the butterfly pavilion. Many would say that's the best part, too, and I tend to agree, although it would have been nice had it been even larger. The small walk-through museum you go through before entering the pavilion is very educational if you're into insects and arachnids - I am, but my... More 

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