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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

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6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020-4107
+1 303-469-5441
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Awesome place - especially for Kids

I have the annual pass and I've taken my two year-old son there at least fifteen times. Fantastic... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stephen S
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Denver, Colorado
Wonderful place to interact with butterflies

The Butterfly Pavilion has butterflies and so much more. On the surface, this is a great place to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard R
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Westminster, Colorado
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The first stand-alone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020-4107
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+1 303-469-5441
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"beautiful butterflies"
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"sea creatures"
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"horseshoe crabs"
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"all ages"
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"great for kids"
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"butterflies flying"
in 13 reviews
"gift shop"
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"hold rosie"
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"rainy day"
in 11 reviews
"kids and adults"
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"great place to visit"
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"whole family"
in 13 reviews
"couple of hours"
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"live tarantula"
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"denver area"
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"exhibits"
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Reviewed yesterday

I have the annual pass and I've taken my two year-old son there at least fifteen times. Fantastic hands-on experiences - hold a tarantula, touch a sea star and horseshoe crab, dig through dirt and hold beetle larvae. The first room is the insect room...More

Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Butterfly Pavilion has butterflies and so much more. On the surface, this is a great place to get up close with live butterflies so you can see what they look like. But the facility is a great educational resource that will appeal to anyone...More

Thank Richard R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superior for children, but we enjoyed it as well. Educational & beautiful. Hundreds of lovely butterflies everywhere! Able to observe up close. They land on you. Children were capitulated. A must see.

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

I think a lot of people believe the Paviion is only for children and school field trips. Not so. I have a sincere fondness for butterflies. My then boyfriend, now fiance knew that. We visited the Pavilion and it was there that he proposed. I...More

Thank Lauren R
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Very enjoyable. Great hands on experience for my 4 yr old granddaughter. Even the 1 yr old twins enjoyed it. Easy to get around and not crowded. We were there on a Wed.

Thank CorgiTales
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

We really enjoyed this place! The butterflies were lovely, and we enjoyed the other exhibits as well (my favorites were the octopus, the leaf bugs, and the tarantula you could hold). The gift shop had some really nice jewelry.

Thank MarGar59
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

I really had a great time here. There were so many things to look at, and for an amateur photographer like myself, there were loads of cool opportunities for pictures.

Thank Rachel R
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

It's been 15 years since I visited last and it's still the best place to go and be "ONE" with the Butterflies! Such a "Calming" affect when you sit/stand still and let them land on you. LOL--they have a room after you exit to make...More

Thank KARIN D
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing collection of invertebrates! Bugs, scorpions, octopus, butterflies and moths- what a pleasant afternoon. So enjoyable!

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Reviewed March 9, 2018

Always one of our go to places when we come to Denver. Our kids never get bored here and always find everything so interesting.

Thank Salina G
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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
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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
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Go2theZoo
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.
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