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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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Definitely worth a visit

This was a return visit after 18 years. Still a great butterfly exhibit, but it seemed like there... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Every time we can, we visit the Pavillion when we visit the area! Watching the release is a real... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rapid City, South Dakota
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6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020-4107
+1 303-469-5441
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The actual pavilion was very interesting, flutterbys everywhere, great photo ops. Interesting examples of various live - and dead and mounted - insects of all kinds and sizes. A live tarantula that you can hold - if you are so inclined. Very young and friendly...More

Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very rude teen at front desk failed to provide customer service or a disappointed child. Very expensive gift shop.

Thank antosha-12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having grown up in south Florida, my husband and I are very familiar with tropical weather. We were very impressed with the replication of that climate in Westminster - an area almost devoid of humidity. The butterflies are beautiful and the cocoons and new ones...More

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comparable to other butterfly pavilions. Nice selection of plentiful butterflies in natural setting. Good photography opportunity though tripods not allowed - monopod only.

Thank George H
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

In Brookfield Colorado on business and was looking for something I could do in an hour- an hour and a half that didn't cost too much and was close to my hotel. The Pavillion is right off Hwy 36 and easy to get to. Only...More

1  Thank sherihm
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My girlfriends and I stopped on the way back to the mountains. Mind you, we are 30 but we had such a great time. It is a little small but overall a great experience. It wont take too long either. The gift shop was insanely...More

Thank Princeton1212
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Butterflies of every size and description and you are in their environment. Kids are allowed to hold a live Tarantula. Play areas ,weddings ,gift shop . A great place to stroll the grounds and see local plants.

Thank davelani
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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.