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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster, CO 80020
303-469-5441
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Westminster
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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Omaha, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The kids love to go here, but it only takes us a couple of hours to get through and see everything, so I save it for rainy days or days we don't have a lot of time to go somewhere else. Obviously the butterfly room is the kids' favorite, because they're free-flying all over. It's a great place, I gave... More

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Cedar Flat, OR
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It's a small green house converted for butterfly's. Very pretty. Theirs a lil cafe there buts it's coffe and such we were hoping for a sandwich or a salad since it was right next to the produce for sale. I'd stop by again. It could use the donations. It was neat to see the catipillars and sit their and just... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Kids love this place and it is more in the suburbs than city. Very easy to get to with easy parking. Great kids day.

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Westminster, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Butterfly Pavilion is a very interesting experience to see butterflies up close. We especially enjoyed the hand-on educational area that was designed for kids, but adults can enjoy as well, with a chance to touch some exotic creepy-crawly things! Super place for kids. Do be very careful however-- they do not take kindly to anyone even accidentally injuring one... More

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Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It is an expensive outing but has a number of great activities. Holding Rosie the tarantula, the butterlies, watching the bees are all great.

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Boulder, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a lovely place for kids and adults. The butterflies are enchanting and Rosie the tarantula will tempt you to hold her. My kids have always enjoyed it. More recently I brought my 82 year old mother and it was the perfect amount of walking and exhibits.

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Denver
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It was a simple, comfortable and rather interesting visit. Kept our 3 yr. old fascinated for hours. Not boring for the adults for the 1st run-through and then comfortable to wait for the little ones.

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Bedford, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Small place but interactive for children. Our son was 20 months when we went and I think he was a little too young to fully enjoy it (under 2 is free). My husband and I really enjoyed it, especially the main attraction, the butterfly atrium. We will definitely go back when our son is older.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Beautiful, multicolored butterflies everywhere! It's wonderful! The place is full of flowers and butterflies are flitting about, landing on your shoulder or hand, sitting near nectar feeders. There are also lots of insects inside and you can hold a tarantula if you want. But the butterflies steal the show. Loved it.

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