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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
Activities: Leisure education, Viewing wildlife
Description: The first stand-alone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation.

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Awesome field trip for adults and children!

Great museum for everyone! It was very interactive especially for our 2 & 4 year old. The is so much to do, and a lot of hands on activities!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Orland Park, Illinois
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Orland Park, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great museum for everyone! It was very interactive especially for our 2 & 4 year old. The is so much to do, and a lot of hands on activities!

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I stopped by here for an hour due to the fact this pavilion is now accredited by the AZA. The first room was the tarantulas and the cockroaches. The aquarium section was nice. Of course the best part was the butterfly garden itself. You can walk among the trees and plants with a variety of butterflies flying all around you.... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Live butterflies are almost always universally cool. The ability to see live chrysalides and butterflies together makes it an altogether fascinating experience. It's primary audience is families with children but couples and photo enthusiasts should find it a fun morning or afternoon.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This place is amazing. The rain forest facility is densely populated with butterflies of numerous kinds. They are well maintained and there is lot of information to gather as well. Loved it. There are a lot of insects and underwater creatures too. Great place to spend couple of hours.

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Montrose
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Who wouldn't love wandering around in warm humid tropical foliage surrounded by dancing butterflies, especially the beautiful Blue Morpho? They will actually land on you. Our whole family enjoyed it. But let's not discount the other insects, you can hold a tarantula and pet giant cockroaches :) The staff are friendly, knowledgable and patient! A well spent wonderful afternoon!

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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53 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Perhaps we made the mistake of coming here the Monday before Easter, but the place was insanely crowded with school groups and unruly children. So bad to the point that we turned around and left upon entering the butterfly room without seeing the full garden. The museum displays themselves are pretty nice. There is an insect room, aquarium room, and... More 

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Colorado, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I am not particularly a fan of insects, but even I could enjoy this family outing. The amount of exhibits was great. Just right for little ones to enjoy but not be overwhelmed by. An abundance of butterflies to entertain and enthrall. The kids also loved the play area.

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Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Try to avoid the busy weekends although they have several rooms for birthday parties that can accommodation 20+ people.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have a season pass and enjoy visiting several times a year. Rosy the spider is always a hit and we time our visits for a butterfly release in the atrium. We also really enjoy the bees and watching them build their hive. Young kiddos love it but my son is 10 and still enjoys it. I see many teens... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Lots to see here, we all held "Rosie". A few hands-on things to do. We really enjoyed the coastal area, where you can touch starfish & a horseshoe crab.

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