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Birthday Parties at Butterfly Pavilion

RESERVE A DATE FOR YOUR PARTY!!

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.

Book: The Last Butterflies

Pre-order book by Nick Haddad:

The Last Butterflies: A Scientist s Quest to Save a Rare and Vanishing Creature

Hits shelves on June 25.

Retail Price: $24.95

Pre-order it here, get it signed, & get it before anyone else for just $20!

 

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. 

 

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

 

Homeschool Day

 

Homeschoolers and your families, these days are reserved especially for you! Take advantage of these exciting opportunities to explore our engaging exhibits and interact with thousands of invertebrates, all without the crowds! Each Homeschool Day incorporates themed activities great for all ages. These include various invertebrate investigations, talks with real scientists, fun crafts, and more.

 

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

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

Location: Community First Foundation - 5855 Wadsworth Bypass Unit A, Arvada, CO 80003

Cost $75.00 per person includes lunch each day

Inclusive Denver: Equity and Accessibility Summit for Action (IDEAS for Action) is a gathering for thought-provoking discussions and solutions-based recommendations for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Denver Environmental-based Nonprofits.

IDEAS for Action will bring together leaders and key stakeholders and will feature 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. . The event will be hosted at Community First Foundation in Arvada.

You are invited to join us to:

• Connect and engage in thoughtful dialogue

• Discuss Equity and Inclusion and the need for community changes

• Engage in sessions on Cultural Proficiency and Anti-Bias Practices

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.

Outdoor Movie Night on Friday, June 21 - Bee Movie

Celebrate National Pollinator week with the whole family at Butterfly Pavilion on Friday, June 21. Join us before the show for arts & crafts, guided nature walks, a ladybug release, and more! Local food trucks iPIE and Ba-Nom-a-Nom Nice Cream will be available onsite.

Doors open at 6:00pm, activities begin at 6:30, movie begins at sundown.

Bring your own chairs and blankets seating is lawn style. Chairs over 10.5 inches from the ground are not permitted.

 

Submit your event details and BP will schedule you a tour!

Step 1:  Select "1" from the drop down arrow there is no charge for submitting your inquiry.

Step 2:  Click "Add to Order".

Step 3:  Click "Continue".

Step 4:  Answer the questions regarding your event.

Step 5:  Complete the process to submit your inquiry.

A confirmation letter, contract, and FAQ will be emailed to you.

 

Note:  You will be contacted by a BP Private Event Ambassador to review your event plans; date selection and pricing.

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 registrar@butterflies.org to sign up.

If you have questions about this program, please email mcopan@butterflies.org or call 720-974-1877

 

 

 

 

 

Zoo Snooze Overnight Adventure

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.

Summer Camp Week 4: June 24-28: Aquatic Adventurers

Week 4: June 24-28: Aquatic Adventurers

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.

  

Summer Family Camp July 2 - Crazy Crustaceans

Summer Family Camp - July 2 - Crazy Crustaceans Crawdad, hermits and lobsters – oh my! Butterfly Pavilion is going underwater to meet some colorful characters. We’ll go under the sea in our Water’s Edge exhibit, search for crawdads in the stream, and see what it’s like to live with a house on your back in this crazy family camp.

Parents, grandparents and kids ages 4-12 are all welcome to attend together! Children may not attend without an adult.

Full Day Camp Cost 9am-4pm:

Adult & Child: Member: $60 | Non-Member: $75

Additional Child: Member: $20 | Non-Member: $25

Additional Adult: Member: $20 | Non-Member: $25

 

Summer Family Camp - July 1 - Butterfly Bonanza!

Is your family bananas about butterflies? We’ll explore wings, flight, pollination and all kinds of butterfly behaviors in this fun intergenerational camp! Through crafts, games, and time spent in our rainforest, we’ll be fully immersed in the magic of these beautiful creatures. Parents, grandparents and kids ages 4-12 are all welcome to attend together! Children may not attend without an adult.

Full Day Camp Cost 9am-4pm:

Adult & Child: Member: $60 | Non-Member: $75

Additional Child: Member: $20 | Non-Member: $25

Additional Adult: Member: $20 | Non-Member: $25

Summer Camp Week 5: July 8-12: Zookeeper in Training

Week 5: July 8-12 (same theme as Week 1):Zookeeper in Training

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 & we'll even get to care for our very own animals!

 

Summer Camp Week 6: July 15-19: Wild Colorado Backyards

Week 6: July 15-19 (same theme as Week 2):Wild Colorado Backyards

You don t have to take a plane to discover the wild in Colorado, it s right here in our backyards!  Join us as we explore our BRAND NEW exhibit Colorado Backyards, have up close and personal wildlife experiences, discover native plants and animals, and run, jump and explore the natural playground that all around us!  

 

Summer Camp Week 7: July 22-26: Beekeeper in Training

Week 7: July 22-26 (same theme as Week 3): Beekeeper in Training

Find out what all the buzz is about in this hands-on camp!  Campers will spend the week in a fun and educational immersion into the fascinating world of bees and other pollinators!  We will learn about honey bee biology, native bees, and their vital role in our world.  We will meet an expert beekeeper, learn how honey is made and get to look inside of a real hive!

 

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