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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

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

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We went to the butterfly pavilion on a Saturday. It seems to be a kid favorite. It opens at 9. It was less crowded when we first got there, but became extremely crowded by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the butterfly pavilion on a Saturday. It seems to be a kid favorite. It opens at 9. It was less crowded when we first got there, but became extremely crowded by the time we left. Highly suggest going first thing to avoid constantly bumping into people, or at least call over for the slower times. Otherwise quite... More 

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a wonderful place for children and adults. I went with my wife and a friend it we all loved it. He experience was great from start to finish. To be in the middle of all those beautiful butterflies was amazing. It was very calming and serene. It was unlike anything I had ever done. I highly recommend it to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic family or couple or even individual destination! You will experience a sensation of being out in the wild with gentle nature at it's most interesting. Beautiful butterflies of all kinds float gently around you and even land on you! And of course, let's not forget 'Rosie' the tarantula! You can touch and pet her too! This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here tons of times. There's no shortage of things to do here. We always love looking at all the insects and the bees. Of course all the butterflies are wonderful. The only thing I would wish is to be able to hear and see the presentations in the pavilion. Good time though.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at the butterfly pavilion. It is small enough that you can see the entire place within 2-3 hours with ease. It is educational and entertaining for adults and kids; although kids under 10 may enjoy it more. Watching the hundreds of beautiful butterflies in the rainforest was the hallmark of our day! Our toddler also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love tropical plants and butterflies then this is the place for you. The butterfly pavilion features different insects, butterflies, and marine wildlife. I could sit in the garden forever watching the butterflies fly around. They even offer yoga inside which is neat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a stimulating two hours at the Butterfly Pavilion. The surprises were the very interesting large beetles and other bugs from around the world. We also didn't expect to get to watch butterflies emerging from their chrysalises. That was really cool. My temperature-sensitive daughter overheated in the humid butterfly aviary, but the rest of us could have stayed there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Add this to your list of things to visit in the Denver area. Multiple insects to be viewed up close and personal. The main event is the tropical garden with butterflies galore. Colors range across the spectrum. Bring your zoom lens and have fun! We spent over an hour watching the butterflies and moths. A great experience be sure... More 

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Riverton, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great little stop out of the way of the rat race of the city. We spent a couple hours here and loved the butterflies and the bee hive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for families. You start out by see all kinds of live bugs and can even hold a live Tarantula if you want. You can see butterflies flying around a maybe even landing on you. If you are lucky you can see one hatching while you are there. Great for kids or lovers of nature.

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