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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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This place had the most butterflies I've seen at one spot. Animal tanks were visible from all... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Butterfly gardens.

We went on National Bee Day. A bit crowded but our grandkids loved the visit. I have to admit they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hillman, Michigan
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The first stand-alone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020-4107
+1 303-469-5441
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place had the most butterflies I've seen at one spot. Animal tanks were visible from all sides to find the animals better.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on National Bee Day. A bit crowded but our grandkids loved the visit. I have to admit they loved the play area with their creative play set up. All well done. Enjoyed the butterfly’s. Fun to watch their faces.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank tbjslocum
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience! Even though it's hot and humid inside the butterfly pavilion, it's magical to have them floating around everywhere and on so many surfaces. What's normally elusive in nature is plentiful here and it's very special to see so many different varieties...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Oceantoes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an awesome place to visit for all ages. Young children are mesmerized by all the butterflies and got real excited when one would land on them! The area where you could see them changing from caterpillars into butterflies was very interesting. Admission is...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Gary L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The kids live this place. Their parents have a family pass so they knew exactly what to do. i could barely get them out! butterflies may land on you. I was in awe.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 196anns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

easy to get too and is a good place for children had a relaxing visit has more than just butterflies

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank needsdishes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family members raved about this place. and they weren't wrong. It is exciting and serene all at the same time. I personally didn't care much about the marine and arachnid exhibits, but the butterflies and tropical plants/flowers were an absolute WOW. The butterflies flit and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Veronica L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a huge zoo, and not really in the typical sense with large outdoor animals. It is billed as an "invertebrate zoo", so it focuses on insects but also has marine animals, too. But it really excels at providing meaningful kid experiences and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank crusadercc
Reviewed August 13, 2019

What fun we had. The butterflies kept landing on our heads and shoulders. The highlight was when two decided to get frisky on my friend's shoulder. You can't touch them, so she stood still while we all had a good laugh.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank elconejobrillante
Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

A great family friendly place with plenty of interactive activities for the kiddos. The main attraction, The Butterfly Pavilion is gorgeous with a multitude of Butterflies, vegetation and events. It’s definitely quite humid as the enclosure mimics Rain Forest habitats, but a couple of hours...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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May 2, 2019|
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Response from micheleaB890IB | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $12.00 (unless senior 65+ then it's $10.00), Children 2-12 are $8.00. Children under 2 are free. Well worth the money!
Regina G
March 22, 2019|
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Response from frankfamilytravels | Reviewed this property |
No. There are very specific instructions for entering and exiting, and while you’re inside the exhibit. The butterflies are everywhere, it’s a very fragile environment. A wonderful and unique experience!
Tom G
December 26, 2018|
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Response from Irishqtee | Reviewed this property |
yes you can