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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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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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Small, but very interesting

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Nelson P
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Busan, South Korea
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Busan, South Korea
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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Seabrook, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We liked how the rainforest or jungle plants were full mature and how surrounded we were by the plants. The interior was small enough that butterflies were perched much closer than any other butterfly garden we have ever visited. There was nothing that we did Not Like about our visit.

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Cumming, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The best part about this entire center was the BUTTERFLY PAVILION! I could have skipped everything else and just spent hours inside!

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Broomfield, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Love this place. Educational and fun! As a mom and a photographer this place is a wonder! I love to watch my kids get excited by the butterflies landing on them... and then there is Rosie... YIKES!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Everyone gets excited about holding "Rosie", the giant spider, but just as exciting was walking through the Butterfly enclosure. So many different ones. At certain times of the day, they "puddle": drop to the ground to drink water. They may even light on your head or hand if you are still enough. Wonderful and educational for every member of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My friend and I took a small group of kids here and they had a BLAST! Holding Rosie was the highlight of the day. The kids talked about this place for months afterwards. A great learning experience, a must for home schoolers in the area.

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North Platte
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went there on a Thursday night and they had a special promotion going so it only cost four dollars each admission. I was surprised to see all of the other exhibits inside. The had all kinds of insect, spiders, marine life (lobsters, starfish, sea urchins) as well as a large butterfly pavilion. We watched as a butterfly hatched out... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Took a 5 yr old and 18 mo old, both loved it. Really kept my attention too! Admission after 3pm was only $5. I'm not sure if that's available every day, it's not advertised on their website and I was willing to pay the $9 for myself ($11 less a $2 coupon that IS on their website) & $6 for... More 

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Billings, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was the first time I had heard about the Butterfly Pavilion. It is a neat place to visit as it has many things to look at. The butterflies are what make it so great.

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Spearfish, South Dakota, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've now been here twice, and I had forgotten some of the things from our first visit. The facility seems a little small when you first walk in, and it is - butterflies are small. The other exhibits are well done, you're visiting a zoo for bugs and there are a lot of little things to see. This is a... More 

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Additional Information about Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

Address: 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster, CO 80020
Phone Number: +1 303-469-5441
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Westminster
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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