Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
4.5
Science Museums • Nature & Wildlife Areas
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
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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Joy T
6 contributions
This is a MUST.
Sep 2021
We had a wonderful time.
We've been to several other butterfly pavilions in the US and Canada and this without question, the absolute BEST one.
Both my husband and I took so many pictures. The insects very interesting and the corals very beautiful.
A little bit of heaven in the mountains. Thank you.
Written October 3, 2021
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lovetheoutdoors061
Oldsmar, FL94 contributions
We were amazed
Sep 2021 • Couples
We were excited to visit this after reading about it. Only 13.00 per person to get in which seemed very reasonable to run someplace like this. Ocean room with corals and starfish you could touch was interesting. The butterfly pavilion was awesome . You walk into a good sized greenhouse filled with tropical plants and hundreds upon hundreds of butterflies flying around. If you stay still they may land on you which was pretty cool. Benches are nice to sit and just observe. I do agree with other reviewers that the staff should enforce the no touch rules. Only saw a few kids touching but that is the parents fault for not supervising them. This is a great way to spend a few hours somewhere you probably have never experienced. Great for kids. They were really enjoying it.
Written September 17, 2021
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Jeff B
Waco, TX15 contributions
Great for the nature lovers!
Jun 2021
This was a last-minute audible on our Colorado trip -- but 3/4 of our family (the science/nature lovers) loved it!

The highlights were the butterfly enclosure -- getting up-close views of hundreds of butterflies -- and getting to hold a live tarantula.

If you like these sorts of things, you will like this place!
Written June 25, 2021
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Passport68524187307
1 contribution
Fun Afternoon Activity!
May 2021 • Family
What a lovely place to spend an overcast day in Westminster! How many times in your life can you say you held a tarantula (named Rosie!) and had a butterfly land on your hand and stay there while you marveled at it?! The staff is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and friendly.
Written May 29, 2021
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Cheryl
The Villages, FL224 contributions
Butterflies, Butterflies, Butterflies
May 2021
This is a great pace to come with kids. There are between 1000 and 1500 butterflies. We purchased tickets in advance which made it easier. Due to COVID only so many people allowed in at specified time chosen when making advance reservations. In addition to the butterflies they have exhibits on coral reefs and insects. Very interesting and educational.
Written May 18, 2021
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On-the-Move-RI
Jamestown, RI75 contributions
Fun place!
Apr 2021
Great place to take grandkids -- lots and loots of colorful butterflies flitting around a jungle setting.
Written April 24, 2021
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Erin B
Mills, WY5 contributions
Not worth the money
Apr 2021
I took my nieces to this. They were super excited, it was very small. The young girl at the aquarium part butted into my conversation with my niece several times. It was so very disappointing. The tickets weren’t much so I guess it’s not all lost. But we won’t go again.
Written April 12, 2021
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cintuchi
Las Vegas, NV2,277 contributions
Butterflies and more
Jun 2020 • Solo
The first day it reopened I did show up with all the curiosity for this particular place which I found from different insects to sea life. A beautiful garden with lots of gorgeous butterflies
Written June 18, 2020
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BettyBoop317
Memphis, TN8 contributions
Rosie the Tarantula
Feb 2020
I held Rosie the Tarantula! Her handler was very sweet and gave me some great trivia on Rosie. I toured the displays of other insects and then headed into the butterfly greenhouse. One of the butterflies landed on my shoulder and kept me company as I walked around her home. They had a spider informational session near the kid's playroom (plenty of area for little ones to climb and run). There is a small gift shop as well. I loved the gigantic praying mantis statue outside. I was there for about an hour or so - it was perfect for the $12 expense.
Written February 28, 2020
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Rodney J
Sydney, Australia32 contributions
Great activity with kids
Feb 2020 • Family
Butterflies, spiders and other insects
Butterfly enclosure is great with children as they can get up close to thousands of butterflies
Great indoor play area for young children
Written February 25, 2020
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