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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

#1 of 18 things to do in Westminster Features Animals
6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020-4107
+1 303-469-5441
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Fun and Educational!

My dad and I decided to visit the center as we drove by a few times when we were in the area. We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Manteca, CA
via mobile
Worth it!

Reasonably priced! So many insects and sooooo many butterflies. You even get to let a tarantula... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lili D
via mobile
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The first stand-alone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation.
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6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020-4107
+1 303-469-5441
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My dad and I decided to visit the center as we drove by a few times when we were in the area. We were very pleasantly surprised! We walked through the "crawl-A-See-Um" spider exhibit and were just about done when one of the docents asked...More

Thank MichelleManteca_CA
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Reasonably priced! So many insects and sooooo many butterflies. You even get to let a tarantula! Worth it!

Thank Lili D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place for the whole family, great photo ops so bring the best camera. They lock the front doors and stop taking guests at 4:15pm, so they can clear everyone out at 5:00pm. Plan to stay at least an hour, and budget for the cute...More

Thank Becky S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW, what a wonderful place if you like butterflies. We came only for the butterflies, but there are other things of interest. We recently visited a butterfly museum in Victoria, BC and it pales in comparison to this one. There were SO many varieties and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with our Grandson. Entire family enjoyed all the exhibits. Try not to go on a school visit day.

Thank Eric V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in Memorial Day, not a lot of visitors which was nice. The pavilion offers an overview of insects and spiders and some are interactive. The Butterfly area is great, take as much time as you like and there are a couple of volunteers...More

Thank Thundercoach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm sure some people out there could spend a whole day exploring this quaint exhibit center, an hour and twenty was plenty of time for us. It was a great weather day so walking their trail outside was lovely, but for inside, the butterfly area...More

Thank AdMackoske
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This was a return visit after 18 years. Still a great butterfly exhibit, but it seemed like there were fewer butterflies. Maybe it was just a slow season for them. Great opportunity to see butterflies close up and personal. Good presentation by one of the...More

1  Thank serenitywriter
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Every time we can, we visit the Pavillion when we visit the area! Watching the release is a real treat, and gently holding Rosie the tarantula is a tender experience! Our son loves this spot!

Thank SiennaMum
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

So many things to learn and see! Kids of all ages, and adults will enjoy the sights. The butterflies are breathtaking and so many interesting exhibits. The staff are friendly and helpful and you can easily spend more than an hour exploring! Love the sea...More

Thank CKP_in_Colorado
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Diane J
I bought a mounted butterfly and would like information on it It has upper wing green with black strips And lower wings orange and green with black strips
8 May 2017|
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Response from Cindy380 | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I do not know the answer to your question but I can advised you where to get the answer. Contact the Butterfly Pavilion website, and there is a contact point to speak with staff. In order to help identify the... More
What times are the butterflies released. About how much time should we expect to spend?
1 April 2015|
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Response from Pat B | Reviewed this property |
I don't know that the butterflies are released at certain times. They seem to be always flying around.
David L
Are there any discounts for senior citizens?
6 March 2015|
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Response from uncoD | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. if I remember it's 10 percent.