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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

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Address: 6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020-4107
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+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
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The first stand-alone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation.

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A Big View Of A Small World

There are butterflies, and hundreds of them, so the likelihood is one would see butterflies they have never seen before. Their habitat is large, filled with beautiful vegetation... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Denver, Colorado

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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are butterflies, and hundreds of them, so the likelihood is one would see butterflies they have never seen before. Their habitat is large, filled with beautiful vegetation, a pond, seating areas, and if you are into photography you need to be here. Please read the rules and don't touch the butterflies because the oil from skin can shorten their... More 

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Evans, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family continues to go here through the years and it is great for the whole family. It is a place that has kept good staff and volunteers and has a ton to see. There are times that there is an abundance of butterflies and at other times it has seemed a little scarce but it is always a great... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really cool place to take kids or a camera or both. Lots to see and a great gift shop. The butterflies were neat. Flying around and landing on us. Great garden area.

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Centennial, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my six year old granddaughter for a buggy experience and Grandpa enjoyed it too! Of course, the Butterflies are the stars! ( they release a new batch at 12:30 and 3:30 each day) Time spent in a tropical rainforest is a "trip away" on a cold Colorado day. Lots of other fun things to learn and do. Hold Rosie,... More 

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Atascadero, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First off...the plant life and butterflies in this pavilion are simply gorgeous. Plan on spending most of your time inside the rain-Forrest type exhibit. The pavilion also has an insect area and very small oceanic exhibit. I would say those are average. Kids seem to like holding Rosie the tarantula (get a sticker as proof you held her!), but the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited the Butterfly Pavilion on numerous occasions. It is very educational and young children love it. We visited their holiday light display several years ago and it was exceptional. This year, the outside lights were not worth the price of admission. All of the beautiful displays were missing. So, definitely go to enjoy the indoor displays, but this... More 

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Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

I absolutely love the Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center. I took my niece here and she had a blast. Our favorite part was being able to hold Rosie, the cutest tarantula you'll ever seen. Amazing staff and beautiful facility, we can't wait to visit again!

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Spent the morning there with my daughter, and we had so much fun. She even convinced me to hold Rosie the Tarantula. The butterflies were so beautiful. Enjoyed our time, and my daughter was able to show off all she learned at school the following week.

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Thank Erin R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

While it is not a huge facility like the botanical gardens, with which it is associated, the Butterfly Pavilion is an enjoyable way to pass an hour or three. If you want to see neat exhibits, like the bees or the marine life, pet a horseshoe crab, or watch butterflies emerge from cocoons, it is a visually stimulating fairly interactive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

I took my daughter who is 8 and her cousin who is 9 they both really enjoyed it. The star fish touch station was their favorite followed by holding Rosie the tarantula. The butterfly area is very enjoyable and warm. So can see butterflies in cocoons almost ready to hatch. Their are many kinds and colors.

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