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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

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Address: 6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020-4107
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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Great Sunday morning destination

Extremely knowledgeable staff, Good explanation of various types of butterflies. Very nice interior habitat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Martha A
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Winston Salem, North Carolina

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely knowledgeable staff, Good explanation of various types of butterflies. Very nice interior habitat.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, I am NOT a big fan of bugs, or SPIDERS or any other creepy crawlies, but my great grand daughter LOVES these things....so, off we went, me, my grandson, and great grand daughter, for a day of interesting exhibits, scary spiders, and the pavilion where the butterflies dance among the trees and bushes, to the delight of all. This... More 

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Donnybrook, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed this just as much as our 6-year-old daughter! Interesting displays, and the butterfly enclosure was magnificent. The gift shop had great trinkets and items, and the nature trail outside was a wonderful end to our experience. Will definitely go again if we get back to this area.

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Lindon, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

But not only butterflies. Some sea life touch zones, bees, and holding tarantula Rosie. Lots of other insects, crabs, scorpions, etc are on display. My favorite was the honeybee tree. But the many free flying butterflies from around the world really do put on a great show. Their habitat is filled with beautiful blooms and feeding stations. We did not... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hold a tarantula. Touch a horseshoe crab or sea star. Let a butterfly land on you. Small insect museum with interesting exhibits. It's a great way to spend a couple of hours. Kids will love it.

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love going here. It is a go to spot for out of town guests too. They have a great insect room, where at times you can hold a tarantula, if so inclined. Kids seem to love it. There is an ocean area with starfish and sea creatures, a honeybee hive that shows the inside workings. The high point is... More 

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our grandchildren's favorites. Reasonably priced and s number of great hands-on experiences beyond just butterflies. A must for young children if you are in the are. We will be back !!!

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughters had a great time, from looking at all the insects and critters and then onto the butterfly garden! It was beautiful and all the staff were friendly!

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Estes Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have taken our grandchildren here several times over the last 8 years. We visit at least once a year. The Christmas lights show through December is beautiful. The kids love the butterflies flying around them and also watching them hatch. Holding Rosie the spider is a must each visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We went to the butterfly pavilion on a Saturday. It seems to be a kid favorite. It opens at 9. It was less crowded when we first got there, but became extremely crowded by the time we left. Highly suggest going first thing to avoid constantly bumping into people, or at least call over for the slower times. Otherwise quite... More 

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