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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A Gift for Children and Adults

I've taken my 7-year-old granddaughter here since she was 2. Each visit is special to her and me... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Amazing experience

I was amazed at the whole set-up. What a neat place for an outing. I will definitely be coming back.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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The first stand-alone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation.
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6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020-4107
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've taken my 7-year-old granddaughter here since she was 2. Each visit is special to her and me, as there's always something new to learn. During my last visit, I watched a butterfly land on a dove's back.(Dove's don't eat butterflies.) I enjoy the patience...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was amazed at the whole set-up. What a neat place for an outing. I will definitely be coming back.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank J D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I take my grandson to the Butterfly Pavilion at least once a month. He gets closer and closer to actually holding Rosie (tarantula). There are so many exhibits to view ranging from bees, beetles, spiders, scorpions, lobsters, horseshoe crabs, butterflies and more. Well worth taking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my young daughter here as my wife hates butterflies! She really enjoyed all the insects, water animals and of course the butterflies.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank harber1978
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not sure how this organization got and maintained their museum credentials. If you pay them a entrance fee, realize that your money may not be going to the purpose they state. There really aren’t that many butterflies here. So exactly what are they doing?...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ruthibee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It s ok , my wife and I and the grandkids love the butterflies but everything else is just ok. Not much there for what you pay for . Would not go out of my way to see this again. Better attractions in Denver area...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Larry B
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Learn about butterflies, see and enjoy the many beautiful and exotic species. Educational and relaxing. Magical to have butterflies land on your shoulder. Look for the quail running in the undergrowth.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

Rosie the tranchlua was the best! My children and I were in Awe. We will be back for sure! staff was friendly helpful and all around very cool learning experience.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank TamarackBeachResort
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We spent about 3 hours here looking at almost everything more than once! The employees were very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The exhibits were educational and engaging. There were a couple of school groups but we were mostly able to avoid the bottleneck areas. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DTen
Reviewed October 24, 2018

I was surprised at the insects and such portion of the place. Then we stepped into the pavilion through the twin doors. One must wait till the door behind you closes before entering or leaving. There is a butterfly net in this space in case...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Pamela H
August 1, 2017|
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Response from Debbie L | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, but you could call them to find out. It was easily wheelchair accessible, but if it's crowded it may be difficult to move around
Diane J
May 7, 2017|
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Response from Cindy380 | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I do not know the answer to your question but I can advised you where to get the answer. Contact the Butterfly Pavilion website, and there is a contact point to speak with staff. In order to help identify the... More
March 31, 2015|
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Response from Pat B | Reviewed this property |
I don't know that the butterflies are released at certain times. They seem to be always flying around.