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         Butterfly Pavilion       
                  6252 W. 104 Ave.
                 Westminster, CO   80020
                           (303) 469-5441   
                                   

  
   

  
      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
      Butterflies, understandably, are the main attraction of the Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.  Garden enthusiasts, however, will also be delighted with the Pavilion’s diverse plants and gardens.

      Inside the pavilion, visitors stroll alongside a lagoon surrounded by a lush tropical rainforest that features more than a hundred different species of tropical and subtropical plants.  Dense foliage, reminiscent of a tropical island, is everywhere.  You’ll find a variety of palms, ferns and plants with dramatic leaves such as African Shield, Cathedral Window and Elephant’s Ear.  Hibiscus, ginger and other exotic, brightly colored flowers that provide nectar for the numerous butterflies that flit about freely are especially eye-catching. Butterfly releases are held daily at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.

   The grounds outside the pavilion are a striking contrast to the warm, humid tropical forest inside.  One section features a nature trail that winds through Colorado prairie grass and native shrubs to a creek.  Another garden, which is sponsored by the Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society, highlights dry land plants such as cactus, hardy ice plant, penstemon, yarrow and lavender.   Demonstration butterfly gardens near the pavilion are planted with pincushion flower, cosmos, nicotiana and other colorful flowers that attract local butterflies.  A free flyer that describes how to convert your garden into a butterfly garden is available for visitors.  It includes a list of plants that provide food for caterpillars and/or nectar for adults. 

    The Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center is located at 6252 North 104th Ave. & U.S. 36 in Westminster.  

Admission:
   $11.00  Adults
   $9.00  Seniors (62 &over) and Westminster Residents
   $6:00  Children (3 - 12)
   Age 1 and under - free
     
Hours:
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.    

Call (303) 469-5441 or go to www.butterflies.org for more information.


       

       

 

 

 

 

 

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