Since 1995, the Butterfly Pavilion has been providing people in the Denver metro area with a fun-filled, educational experience for anyone interested in invertebrates from around the world. The Butterfly Pavilion prides itself on being “the first stand-alone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation.” This 30,000 square foot facility conveniently located on an 11-acre property in Westminster, CO.
Explore the world of insects and other invertebrates at the Butterfly Pavilion. The Butterfly Pavilion has 5 wonderful exhibits and a rainforest that houses over 1,600 tropical butterflies. Butterfly Pavilion visitors can see live animals up close, participate in educational programs, and go on a nature walk on the outside trail. There is also always a special traveling exhibit on display at the Butterfly Pavilion.
Not everything is about butterflies at the Butterfly Pavilion! After all, the philosophy of the Butterfly Pavilion is to help others gain appreciation for butterflies and other invertebrates. Hold Rosie the tarantula in the palm of your hand. This gentle girl is part of what makes the Butterfly Pavilion famous. A visit to Butterfly Pavilion is fun for people of all ages, young and old. It makes a great family outing, school field trip, research trip, senior trip, or a “just for fun” visit.
The Butterfly Pavilion was founded in 1990 by Rocky Mountain Butterfly Consortium, a Colorado-based non-profit organization. Funding is provided mostly by admission fees, corporate sponsorship, and contributions made by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD.) The facility’s property was provided by the City of Westminster.
Come one, come all to one of Denver’s top educational attractions: the Butterfly Pavilion, located at 6252 West 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020. You can reach them by phone at 303-469-5441.