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Butterfly Pavilion

6252 West 104th Avenue

Mission: The mission of the Butterfly Pavilion is to foster an appreciation of butterflies and other invertebrates while educating the public about the need for conservation of threatened habitats in the tropics and around the world.

Vision: The vision of the Butterfly Pavilion is to be the premier invertebrate education center in the nation.


Jimmy Newmoon

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
The multitude of insect and small fish exhibits beyond the butterflies were unexpected and pleasant. The live butterfly exhibit exceeded my already high expectations. Lots of fun and appropriate for our 1.5 and 3 year old, though there is plenty for much older kids. Fascinating insect exhibits. It was also fun to have the tarantula climb on my hands.

Laura T

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
This is such a great place! Little kiddos will enjoy the butterfly room, seeing spiders, a bee hive, and some aquarium creatures. There's also an indoor play area and an outdoor nature trail. Big kids will enjoy holding cockroaches and tarantulas and the educational aspects of the exhibits and trail. They also offer great spring and summer break camps.

Lauren Spare

Friday, July 20, 2018
This was a really fun place to go. I went with my boss and a coworker when we were looking to kill some time during a conference. I enjoyed petting the different starfish and the horseshoe crab. It's way more than just butterflies! There's knowledgeable staff placed in the exhibits to answer your questions and tell you fun facts. I enjoy that kind of thing, but if you don't, it's easy to pass them by without being bothered. There are quite a few different butterflies in the butterfly part. They are flying and playing and eating and it really feels quite wonderful. However, this is not the first butterfly exhibit that I've been to and I was a little disappointed to find out that you can't feed them (the other I have been to has vials of nectar you can hold in your hand) and they don't land on you (probably because you're not going to feed them). You will still see SO MANY butterflies, so don't let that disappoint you. If I had my kids with me, I'm fairly certain they would have liked the small play place near the end of the tour. It's right next to the gift shop and convenient if you want to send your husband to watch the kids so you can shop without fear of tiny hands breaking stuff. Moral of the story: I would go again. I enjoyed it as a grown woman, so I feel confident in recommending it to others.

Koii Rise

Friday, July 27, 2018
What a beautiful peaceful loving family friendly place. The membership pays itself off in 2 visits just for 2 people adult and child. It is educational, a mental break with all the zen butterflies and the garden outback is beautiful. There is a day pass to go and come back and perks for being a member. Highly recommend. I hope they stay in Westminster!!!

Serena D

Saturday, July 7, 2018
What a great place to learn and explore bugs ... seriously. They seem to do really well with kids and have a lot more than just butterflies. It was wonderful to be amongst the butterflies- I really felt like I was transported to another place and loved watching all of them fly around. Do watch where you step though ... butterflies don't know not to land on the ground. Can't wait to go back!

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