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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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Really, really Good....but lots of kids

We've been to lots of insect and butterfly places and this was probably the best. The butterfly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Estes Park, Colorado
Enjoyable for kids and adults

We visited the butterfly pavilion with friends and enjoyed ourselves. Some of the displays seem old... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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The first stand-alone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020-4107
+1 303-469-5441
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We've been to lots of insect and butterfly places and this was probably the best. The butterfly room really had tons and tons of butterflies in it, you could hold a tarantula, and lots of other live insects and pinned specimens. All in all a...More

Thank jesseandteresa
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the butterfly pavilion with friends and enjoyed ourselves. Some of the displays seem old and outdated, needing a revamp. The actual pavilion itself was wonderful with plenty of plants and butterflies. Be sure to attend the afternoon butterfly talk when butterflies that just...More

Thank gabi_kansas
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Center is very well laid out. Tons of BEAUTIFUL butterflies in the enclosed area. It has a circular flow to it, and you can walk around as long as you want to. Great place to take children. Not a lot of places to sit....More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your time in the area with the butterflies. We walked around and around seeing lots of different types of butterflies. Several benches so sit and wait you might have a new friend land on you. The display of live beetles including cockroaches was creepy...More

Thank nicolediane
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such an amazing experience we had such a great time here. the kids actually held the tarantula rosie and we saw butterflies all around us some even landed on us. It was a truly unique experience.

Thank kaotic_kendra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's kind of a small attraction. There are a free bugs inside to see. The butterfly area is pretty. Lots of butterflies to see. If you are a photographer it's a nice place to go.

Thank Lance Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I let a tarantula walk on my hand and then felt so peaceful in the butterfly garden, however a weird staff member was following me around. But the tarantula guy was great!

3  Thank Tl D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must say, I was thoroughly impressed! Don't let the name fool you. Yes, they have butterflies but there is also so much more! Plenty of insects and a ton of tarantula as well. For the money I really enjoyed this place. The culmination is...More

Thank 8ric
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlight of our outing here was holding 'Rosie' their tame tarantula! It was like getting a wonderful palm massage!! The grounds here are beautiful and the butterflies are lovely as well. Be careful where you are walking however as they do tend to light...More

Thank J M
Reviewed 3 weeks 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
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Diane J
7 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
31 March 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
5 March 2015|
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Response from uncoD | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. if I remember it's 10 percent.