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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

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Address: 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster, CO 80020
Phone Number: +1 303-469-5441
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The first stand-alone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation.

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I took my daughter who is 8 and her cousin who is 9 they both really enjoyed it. The star fish touch station was their favorite followed by holding Rosie the tarantula. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my daughter who is 8 and her cousin who is 9 they both really enjoyed it. The star fish touch station was their favorite followed by holding Rosie the tarantula. The butterfly area is very enjoyable and warm. So can see butterflies in cocoons almost ready to hatch. Their are many kinds and colors.

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Syracuse, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went with a little one and a couple of teenagers. The best part by far was the butterfly experience, we spent about 30 minutes in that part. The rest of the facility was interesting with bugs and small creatures in terrariums. We did get to hold a tarantula which was a new and semi-frightening experience, but we were brave and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Westminster Colorado; don't miss this attraction. I love to watch the wonder in everyone's eyes when they walk among the butterflies and then they watch them as they emerge from their transformation. The insect room holds all kinds of exploration. I love to view the honey bees. There is so much to see and learn about;... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the pavilion more than expected!!!! Our grandchild 2yrs. old had so much fun. There were more hands on activities then expected! The butterfly's were very active and flew right over our heads. Loved all the bugs, spiders, and sea creatures! Hope to visit again soon.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster CO. very easy place to get to. Just a block or two from U.S. 36 and 104th. I liked that as soon as you went past the cash register they had an Invertebrates exhibit where everyone can let Rosie the Tarantula crawl on your hand (yeah) They also had a beehive with a tube that... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids have been wanting to go see the butterflies and hold Rosie for a long time, and they were not disappointed! We had a wonderful time! I haven't been here in several years and I was impressed with the additions. A highlight for the kids was playing in the dirt looking for meal worms.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to a few of these, throughout the US, and this one was quite nice, albeit, a bit small. They have a large variety of butterflies and for the price it's a pretty good deal. I went there with my girlfriend and her daughter, so it's a very family friendly, and certainly appropriate for smaller children.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of great small attractions for mostly kids. The actual butterfly room was just amazing. If we were able to stay for hours, I totally would. Super friendly staff and cool facts about all the exhibits. They also have a lot of brochures for weddings and corporate events that if I lived local, I would totally consider.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This facility is one of the very best we have visited. There is a butterfly place is Scottsdale, AZ, which is almost twice as expensive, and not nearly as nice. We liked the closeness to the butterflies here; they sometimes light in your hair or on your clothes. Beautiful colors abound. It's one of those places where you could sit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful family experience with attractions for the young and more mature. Very educational. Our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter was thrilled with all she could see and do. The adults were thrilled with the beauty of the butterflies and education received.

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