Founded in July 1995, as the first stand-alone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation, Butterfly Pavilion is a 30,000 square foot facility situated on 11-acres of beautiful Colorado land. Home to over 5,000 animals the Butterfly Pavilion as critters galore. From Rosie the tarantula to an entire underwater world this is truly a “zoo of small wonders and big experiences.”
Things to See & Do
With ten different sections there is so much to see and explore. Take time to visit them all.
Arachnids – include Black Widow spiders, Arizona stripe tail scorpion, giant vinegaroon and sugar city brown tarantulas.
Crawl-a-see-em – home of Rosie the tarantula.
Marine Invertebrates – include a variety of sea urchins and a bat sea star.
Tropical Odyssey – A great family interactive area where you can spend time with a larger-than-life caterpillars and butterflies, as well as a suspension bridge and butterfly flight interactive that transport you to a rainforest canopy.
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