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“Informative and Fun”

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Westminster
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The first stand-alone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation.
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Very informative and fun, lots of kids so be prepared. The butterflies are beautiful. Very humid in the butterfly house. Be sure to hold "ROSIE" the tarantula.

Thank Dar K
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Interesting and voluminous array of butterflies. Informed and friendly staff. Doesnt take a great deal of time to tour the entire complex. A bit pricey but a nice visit.

Thank ParrotLaureateJeff
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Great little place....ideal for smaller kids....I am sure some teens I know would get pretty bored, though. The price is affordable, and it looks like they are doing some renovations to improve upon what they have, so be sure to check back later.

Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We visit family in Boulder every 3-4 years, and my son always asks to go to the Butterfly Pavillion during every visit (yes, even at 14!).

It's not badly priced for what it is ($9.50 for adults, or $5 after 3:00)--and is always clean and nice with lots of butterflies. There is a small "creepy crawly" room with a focus on arachnids. You can also hold "Rosie" the tarantula here. There is also a small aquarium room with touch tanks and a few additional tanks, a hands on children's learning room, and the main exhibit--the butterfly house.

There are a very large number of butterflies-many let you get extremely close to look at their curled "tongues" etc. It is never a challenge to "find" a butterfly--there are generally well over 100 in view from anywhere at any time.

You can see everything in about 2 hours without rushing at all, but will leave feeling like you got your money's worth.

Thank Hadley B
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

My wife and decided to go exploring today and found ourselves at the butterfly Pavilion. With camera in hand, we spent three hours gawking, attempting to catch flies with our dropped jaws, peering through foliage to capture the prettiest butterflies I have seen, and gaining knowledge along the walk (overhearing the volunteers comments). A great afternoon for all types, nice to just stop and gaze at the butterflies, and think what would I do if I were a butterfly.

Just go already, great time.

Thank Rick H
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