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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 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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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If possible be there for a butterfly release. Also check the website for a two dollar off coupon. Interesting gift shop.

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St. Charles, MO
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

not many butterflies to photograph, when the mist comes on, be prepared. good for kids to learn about insects, etc up close

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We enjoyed the butterflies and open area too walk in. We sav)lot of money on our party of 8 by going at 3pm. It was $5.00 instead of $9.50, & we still had time to do everything. Including seeing Rosie. Although the lady at the time who was showing Rosie wasn't very friendly. And my little one wanted to go... More

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Elkridge, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I took out 7 year old daughter. I think admission was maybe a little high bit still worth it. We were there for about three hours and I would have been happy to stay a few more. The exhibits are very informative. You got a chance to interact with things too. I held the spider while my... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our kids had a blast at the Butterfly Pavilion. And because we stopped there for my daughter's birthday while traveling through Denver, she was admitted for $1. We also visited after 3 pm and all the other tickets were discounted. Our kids were fascinated with the different exhibits and even held a tarantula named Rosie. But the highlight was the... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had been here 8 years ago when our children were small, returned with our 14-year-old daughter and 60-ish aunt and we loved it! There are $2-off coupons easily accessible from the internet which saved $8 off for our group so total admission for 4 was $26. Butterflies are so beautiful, glorious plants and flowers, great exhibits, extremely knowledgeable and... More

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Salina, Kansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

No downside to spending some time at this great attraction! Price is something like $7 per person which is well worth it. The insect displays are well done and be sure to hold the tarantula while you are there. The star of the show is, of course, the zillion or so beautiful butterflies flying around the rain forest. It is... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Our kids love this place and ask to go back when we visit CO. It really has much more than just butterflies-a nice insect room, a room with aquariums and a couple tanks the kids can touch starfish and stingrays and a huge room with a play area at the end. I am sure we will be back!

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Bluffton, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We went to the Butterfly Pavilion during our trip to Denver. The kids loved it. They had over 1500 butterflies that you could walk around. They would land on you and fly around. You could watch them eat from the flowers and feeding areas. They also had a cocoon area that had new butterflies hatching right in front of your... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We have gone here every time we have visited family in Denver and it is wonderful. You can hold a tarantula, touch urchins, and see all sorts of creepy bugs. Best of all the butterfly area is full of a variety of beautiful butterflies big and small in a lush indoor garden. It gets a little warm in there so... More

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