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2020 Pollinator Summit

Colorado Pollinator Summit - Building a Roadmap for Pollinator Conservation in a Changing World




Arachnids Around Us


Arachnids Around Us! Livestream

Do you ever see spooky spiders or scary scorpions all around you? Join us for a virtual program as we explore the amazing arachnids that live among us. Figure out what makes an arachnid, unlearn some common misconceptions, and discover why having  Arachnids Around Us  is not as bad as it sounds!


Beekeeping Bootcamp Package 2021

About Beekeeping Bootcamp

These workshops are designed to support beginning beekeepers all the through their first season. Workshops are taught by Mario Padilla, Butterfly Pavilion Entomologist and knowledgeable beekeeper. You ll work alongside Mario and other learning beekeepers, developing the skills necessary to achieve thriving hives. Beekeeping Bootcamp is qualified through the Colorado State Beekeeping Association (CSBA)!


Member: $150 for first participant, $50 for one additional participant

Non-member: $165 for first participant, $75 for one additional participant


  • Thank you for your interest in our 2021 Beekeeping Bootcamp program at Butterfly Pavilion! We are planning on hosting again our 5-part beekeeping bootcamp classes and making adjustments for virtual learning as well as safe, modified, in-person time in our apiary in 2021. Classes can be purchased separately or as a package.
  • 2021 Class dates are:
  • Saturday January 23: Beekeeping Basics - 10am-1pm (all virtual)
  • Saturday April 10: Package Installation - 10am-1pm - intended to be online and in-person
  • Saturday June 12: Mid-Season Management and maladies - 10am-1pm - intended to be online and in-person
  • Saturday August 21: Honey Extraction - 10am-1pm - intended to be online and in-person
  • Saturday October 9: Preparing for Winter - 10am-1pm - intended to be online and in-person


Besieged Bees


Besieged Bees  suggested ages: 3rd -  6th grade
In this empowering program presented via interactive video conference, participants compare three types of bees, discover why bees are important, investigate their population decline, and generate ideas to help conserve and restore their numbers!


Please note that registrants will be sent a link to join the class 30 minutes prior to start time. We understand technical difficulties may occur, please contact with your questions.


Birthday Parties at Butterfly Pavilion


Step 1:  Scroll through the calendar to find an available date and time.

Step 2:  Select the party package that best fits the # of your guests.

Step 3:   Select any extra party items available for purchase.

Step 4:  Answer the questions regarding your guests.

Step 5:  Enter your contact information and make payment.
             A confirmation letter, contract, and FAQ will be emailed to you.

Note:  You will be contacted by a BP Birthday Ambassador before your selected date to review your birthday party plans.

Click here to view a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

BP Nature Nerds Family Club

Explore exciting nature topics with the whole family. Workshops typically take place the first Saturday of the month from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm.


Members: $6 Adults, $4 Children (2   12)
Non-members: $14 Adults, $6 Children (2   12)
Includes admission to Butterfly Pavilion

Please note:

Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Nature Nerds Family Club workshops are best suited for families with children ages 4-10.

30 person maximum per program.

Bringing a large group or have questions about ages? Call us at 720-974-1877 to see which tour can best accommodate you!

Programs are not eligible for senior discounts. Children under 2 years old are free of admission, but content is not well suited for this age range.




Bug Bites


Bug Bites   3rd  8th grade

Bugs for dinner?! This program reveals how common bug-eating really is in our own lives and in other cultures around the world!  Bone(less) appétit! 

Please note that registrants will be sent a link to join the class 30 minutes prior to start time. We understand technical difficulties may occur, please contact with your questions.


Butterflies in Our Backyard


Butterflies in our Backyard (all ages)

As spring returns, so do some beautiful pollinators! Explore the diverse and incredible world of butterflies from the migratory Monarchs to the high-altitude Hairstreak! Learn about ways you can participate in Citizen Science and monitor the butterflies where you live as we answer the question,  What butterflies live in our backyard? 

Please note that registrants will be sent a link to join the class 30 minutes prior to start time. We understand technical difficulties may occur, please contact with your questions.




Butterfly Pavilion Rainforest Yoga

Experience a rejuvenating yoga class in our tropical rainforest. Led by one of our rotating instructors, classes provide an amazing opportunity to transcend the hustle and bustle of daily life as you practice amongst the butterflies in our conservatory.

Refunds/Transfers: If you are no longer able to attend, please contact Butterfly Pavilion 48 hours before your class and you will be given the option to transfer your registration to a different date. No refunds are given once the class has been purchased, unless Butterfly Pavilion cancels the class for any reason.  No transfers will be allowed after the class has ended if the participant is unable to attend. 


Fall Friday Camp: Bioluminescence!

Friday November 20: Let There Be Light! -What’s brighter, bioluminescence in the water or a firefly? Do they use their light for communication or to find their way in the dark? Come explore with us how different animals make their own light and who is the brightest bug!

Fall Friday Camp: Great Coral Reefs

11/6: The Great Coral Reefs Is the Great Barrier Reef the same as the Florida Reef Tract? Do the same animals call the different reefs home? Dive in with us as we discover what animals inhabit these incredible reefs.

Fall Friday Camp: Octopus vs. Squid

11/13: Octopus vs. Squid Who would win in a fight, the Giant Octopus or the Colossal Squid? Are they more similar or are they different from each other? Dive with us as we learn about these two incredible animals and decide for yourself, which is your favorite, the octopus or the squid?

General Admission

Tickets must be reserved for children under 2.

Late arrivals after 15 minutes will not be accommodated.

Tickets are only valid for the date and time selected.

Timed entry is self-guided and allows 80 minutes in the facility. To maintain capacity, please limit your visit to 80 minutes and exit the facility.

All guests ages 3 and above are required to wear a mask to visit Butterfly Pavilion.

SNAP card, Library Adventure, five by five, and free pass holders must call 303-469-7660 to reserve tickets during front desk hours 9 am - 4:15 pm. Discount cannot be applied online.


Join us for Bug-a-Boo indoor trick-or-treating October 18 through October 31, only.

Extended hours are available October 30 and 31 with last entry at 7 pm.

Bug-a-Boo indoor trick-or-treating is physically-distanced.

Bug-a-boo is included with 80 minute timed entry tickets.

Guests are required to wear appropriate face coverings or masks with costumes to visit Butterfly Pavilion.

With limited availability of 20 guests every 20 minutes, be sure to reserve tickets ahead of time.

Girl Scout Day

Girl Scout Day Includes:

Access to all of our indoor and outdoor exhibits!

Scout self-guided scavenger hunt (which can tick off many steps!)

A full schedule of scout programs, all centered around bugs, science, and making our world a better place!

Several stations with crafts, snacks, activities, and discussions set up throughout the Pavilion for groups to explore at their own pace -- all based on the Brownie Bug Badge and Rosie Petal!

A reusable tote for having attended Girl Scout Day at Butterfly Pavilion!

Girl Scout Day Cost:

Individual Adults: $14 (members $5)

Individual Scouts: $10 (members $5)

Children under 2: FREE

*includes general admission as well as extra scout activities.

Please note: 

Pre-registration is required. No walk-ups will be accepted.

For Leaders: Scouts will still need to purchase the badges that they earn directly through Girl Scouts, but we will have discounted Butterfly Pavilion badges and patches available in the gift shop to commemorate your experience!  

For Groups: Siblings are welcome, please list them as a child ticket. One adult per group required. Must pay for the entire group with one payment. Advanced tickets are required.

Refunds, exchanges or transfers: Girl Scout Day at Butterfly Pavilion issues no refunds, exchanges or transfers.  Please do your best to get an accurate group count upon purchasing, as you will not be able to receive a refund.



Group Sales

  • We are happy to offer group rates if you meet the following Criteria:
  • There are 10 or more paying guests in your group.
  • You pay for the entire group with one payment.
  • You make a reservation at least 72 business hours in advance.
  • Group discounts available and vary depending on the size of the group. Basic group pricing is:
    • Adults: $10.00
    • Seniors: $8.00
    • Children (2-12): $6.00
    • Under 2: Free, as always
  • A $50 deposit will be collected when you submit your Group Reservation Request Form.


If you have questions, please call the registrar at 720-974-1861.

NOTE: If you are a school, camp or youth group, please register for a Field Trip, rather than a Group Visit

Kid's Night Out

Need a date night? Register your kiddos for a night of fun, exploration and learning after hours at Butterfly Pavilion! Led by experienced camp educators, this night will be complete with pizza dinner, exhibit exploration time (flashlights encouraged for the rainforest after dark!), and will end with a craft and a nature-themed video. 5:30-9pm Cost: $25 for first kiddo (non-member), $20 member $20 for additional kiddos, $18 member

Low Sensory Mornings at Butterfly Pavilion

Here at Butterfly Pavilion, we know that things can get pretty hectic with busy butterflies, bees and bodies buzzing around during the day. Join us for a low-sensory morning before we open to the public that meets the needs of families that need to experience the Pavilion in a different way. With natural lighting, quiet tones, and limited admission – this experience offers your little one an enjoyable, low-key experience just for them. Each Low Sensory Morning offers guided interpretation in each exhibit, optional activity guides, and an interactive Storytime program.

Program $5 Admission Add-On

Add on admission for just $5 after your morning program, or before your evening program!

Sunset Stroll

Spend an evening in the rainforest as we take a leisurely stroll and explore the wonders of the tropics at dusk. You ll discover creatures seldom seen during the day, experience dusk-blooming flowers, and more on this short guided tour accompanied with lots of self-led exploration time!

Great for date night!


Timed Entry Tickets with Colorado Backyard Exhibit

We are excited to safely reopen our Colorado Backyard exhibit and play area!

Members only November 2 through November 6.

General public tickets go on sale November 7.

Timed entry begins on the hour with limited capacity of 20 guests.  

Your timed entry ticket allows access to Colorado Backyard exhibit and play area for the first 40 minutes of your visit followed by self-guided exploration of our indoor exhibits and Gift Shop.

Late arrivals after 15 minutes for timed entry will not be accommodated. 

Play area is only available during the first 40 minutes of your visit.

After 40 minutes has ended, the exhibit will be closed for cleaning.

Guests will not be allowed to reenter play area after your timed entry has ended.

All members and guests ages 3 and above will be required to wear a mask covering the nose and face in the facility.

Please keep a 6 foot distance from other guests.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Timed entry tickets are valid only for the date and time reserved.

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