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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.




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. 


Family Zoo Snooze

Grab your tents and sleeping bags and get ready for a family-friendly, ZOOpendous overnight at Butterfly Pavilion!

Members: $50 per person, Nonmembers: $60 per person, Groups of 5 or more: $40 per person. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Minimum age is 5 years old.

*Kids Only Zoo Snooze does not need an adult chaperone. Scout and Family Snoozes require one adult to attend per every 5 kids.

General Admission

Explore the hidden heroes of the animal kingdom at Butterfly Pavilion, the world's only stand-alone, Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited invertebrate zoo. This zoo of small wonders is unlike anything you have seen before!

Butterfly Pavilion's operating hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Last entry is 4:15 p.m.

Note: Butterfly Pavilion is CLOSED Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

No Refunds, exchanges or transfers

You will be asked to select a date for your visit. However, you are welcome to use the ticket any day

Tickets expire December 31st of the year purchased

Print your tickets at home or show the ticket on your phone


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

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A visit to Butterfly Pavilion is recognized as one of the best fun group activities in the metro area. We would love to host your group!

We offer group visit reservation times every day from 9:00am to 4:15pm. We have educators in every exhibit to help interact with some of our animals and to answer your questions, therefore, we do not offer guided tours.  Each year we host hundreds of groups, from tourist from around the world to local business groups. We hope you choose Butterfly Pavilion as one of your fun group activities for family and friends.

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 reservation request.

Request a group reservation by completing the Group Reservation Request Form. If you have questions, please call the registrar at 720-974-1861


Inclusive Denver: Equity and Accessibility Summit for Action (IDEAS for Action)


Inclusive Denver: Equity and Accessibility Summit for Action (IDEAS for Action)

Save the Date: August 20-21, 2020
Location: McNichols Civic Center Building   144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202

IDEAS for Action is a 2 day event for thought-provoking discussions and solutions-based recommendations for Justice, Equity, Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion in Denver Area Nonprofits. IDEAS for Action brings together leaders and key stakeholders and will features a mix of planned and open space conference sessions intended to help Metro Denver organization build diverse workplaces and increase community impact.
Day one of this 2-day Summit will host local thought Leaders on equity, diversity and inclusion and will engage in dialogue and agenda building sessions during the Monday convening. Day 2 will offer opportunity for small group sessions and collaboration for real world solutions.

Cost: $75 (Lunch Included)
Tools Needed: Open Mind, Note Pad, Writing Utensil


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

Life Cycles


Life Cycles   suggested ages: K   3rd grade
Student scientists are challenged to use their senses to observe and interact with three live animals to solve the mystery of their connection metamorphosis!

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.


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.

Macro Photography

Whether you’re a paparazzo or can’t figure out your camera, phone, join expert photographer Bob Krugmire for hands-on instruction that will teach you to maximize the potential of your camera! Leave with better skills, knowledge, and tons of fantastic close-up shots.  Space is limited!  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Program $5 Admission Add-On

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

Spring Photo Workshop - 2 Day

2 day Spring Photo Workshop led by Bob Krugmire

Saturday May 16 - Sunday May 17, 8am-11am both days.

Day 1 will meet at Butterfly Pavilion and will go over equipment, shooting, and will feature some behind the scenes special bugs for private shooting.

Day 2 will meet at Standley Lake for a tour with their head ranger and a guided shoot then head back to Butterfly Pavilion where we critique your two favorite photos from Day 1 and end with questions, more shooting time, and new-found knowledge of photography!

Great for beginner-intermediate; all levels welcome. No super fancy equipment required!

Admission and breakfast included both days.

Summer Camp Week 10

*Camp Week 10: August 3-7 - Aquatic Adventures Rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, and saltwater tanks - all teeming with life! Discover aquatic invertebrates like stoneflies and crawdads, find out what makes a healthy waterway, meet real ocean animals, and prepare to get splashed during this wet and wild week *same theme as week 5

Summer Camp Week 11

- Camp Week 11: August 10-14 – Time Travelers - Can you imagine a dragonfly bigger than a hawk? A millipede as big as a car? Aliens living among us? In this camp we will travel back in time to the Carboniferous period when giant arthropods ruled the earth and imagine what a sci-fi future could look like. We will study fossils, make life-size replicas, and meet some of their modern day cousins.

Tripod Photography

Relish a quiet hour of tripod photography in the tropical rainforest before we open our doors to the public. Snap photos of awakening butterflies and exotic tropical flowers in the morning light. Sessions are offered monthly and begin at 7:45 am.

You may pre-register and pay online (preferred) or pay at the door.  Program is limited to 25 participants.

Cost:  $15 for non-members, $11.00 for members. Note: This session is self-guided. Participants supply own equipment.

If you are experiencing trouble with online registration, please email to sign up.

If you have questions about this program, please email or call 720-974-1877






Summer Camp Week 1: June 1-5: Spider Week




-         Camp Week 1: June 1-5: Spider Week

Does your kiddo love Rosie? A Spiderman fan?  Do you want them to turn the corner from fear to appreciation of our arachnid friends?  This camp will explore all the fun, fascination, care, and handling of our awesome eight-legged pals. 


Summer Camp Week 2: June 8-12: Junior Zookeeper



-         Camp Week 2: June 8-12: Junior Zookeeper

We are bringing back a favorite camp for an even more in-depth and up close look into the life of a Zookeeper!  Are your kids always bringing home bugs?  Do they love taking care of animals?  In this camp, we are going behind the scenes of Butterfly Pavilion to see what it takes to be a Zookeeper.  We ll meet real Zookeepers & get to care for our very own animals!


Been to this camp before? We will go even more in depth and explore different animals with our expert keepers and educators. 


Summer Camp Week 3: June 15-19: Kid vs. Wild

Camp Week 3: June 15-19: Kid vs. Wild

 Are you ready for adventure? Join us for an exciting outdoor adventure camp filled with hiking, shelter building, map reading, tracking, and other amazing survival skills! Be prepared to face the great outdoors as things get wild!




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