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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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The huge spider in the glass cage.

Very entertaining & was shocked to see the size of some spiders. Lots of beautiful butterfly's. The kids enjoyed the coin machine for multiple reasons. 1. To be able to pick a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
jandancer2016
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Broomfield, Colorado

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Broomfield, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very entertaining & was shocked to see the size of some spiders. Lots of beautiful butterfly's. The kids enjoyed the coin machine for multiple reasons. 1. To be able to pick a spider, butterfly, or a scorpion. 2. They had to turn a handle, then to watch it drop. They also enjoyed the butterfly's,so, so many pretty ones. A little... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fun and educational place to take the children. They even have the opportunity to touch sea life, and to hold "Rosie" the tarantula.

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Thank DebMMc
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Butterfly Pavilion is a great adventure. The Pavilion has a nice collection of insects outside the Butterfly area. The Butterfly area is wonderful with possibly thousands of butterflies loose and exploring the different types of foliage. The butterflies will often land on people especially those wearing bright colored clothing. You can sit and watch the many different types of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I was very impressed with the Butterfly Pavilion. My kids got to see a lot of bugs they have never seen before, including me! This was a very fun afternoon.

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Thank Michael V
Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just went here today and it was so beautiful and educational. There was a young man working (teen volunteer) who told us about one of the butterflies that is about to become extinct. He knew his stuff. It was great.

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The Colony, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a collection of different invertebrates; creepy bugs, spiders, sea-life and of course butterflies. Just enough to entertain the little ones for an hour to an hour and a half. You have the opportunity to hold a tarantula, touch a starfish, see Nemo and Dory and of course see lots and lots of butterflies. We were there for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love visiting the Butterfly Pavilion! Even though we have been here several times, the whole family always enjoys the visit. The bug room, where kids (and grownups) can hold Rosie the tarantula is a bonus as it the touch tanks where kids can "pet" star fish and other sea creatures. This is a great experience for the very young... More 

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Medford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For about $10/person, a great half day activity. Although definitely a family friendly place, we had a lot of fun as adults. Very knowledgeable staff and volunteers. If you're into insects this can be a lot of fun!

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I took our 3 year old daughter to Butterfly Pavilion one afternoon during our vacation in Boulder. it was nice. lots of bugs and creepy crawlies. they also had a room of water invertebrates and a couple fish. it's set up well. there was A LOT of kids there when we went but we were still able... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's located in Westminster between Boulder and Denver, so a bit out of the way. However, the butterflies are beautiful and it's fun to watch the children enjoy the experience. The butterfly room is quite humid and warm. I enjoyed seeing all the different cocoons as much as the butterflies themselves. They also have a working beehive along with other... More 

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