Butterfly Pavilion

A nonprofit organization

$71,649 raised by 168 donors

100% complete

$25,000 Goal

All Support Now Through Dec. 6 Counts Towards Colorado Gives Day and the Incentive Fund

At Butterfly Pavilion, we transform the way people think about invertebrates. These small but mighty animals that surround us are so much more than people think. They are the hidden heroes of the animal kingdom, and we stand on the backs of these tiny giants.

This year you can make your Colorado Gives Day gift go further: a generous donor will match Butterfly Pavilion's Colorado Gives Day total up to $25,000!


"We brought two of our grandsons to the Butterfly Pavilion recently, and we had such a great time. The boys loved the rainforest, the butterflies flying everywhere ... they also had a good time checking out the arthropod section and patting the sea creatures. Our youngest grandson will never forget holding Rosie, the tarantula. Thanks for making this experience possible."

Jo Sorensen, Fort Collins


Butterfly Pavilion exists to foster an appreciation of invertebrates by educating the public about the need to protect and care for threatened habitats globally, while conducting research for solutions in invertebrate conservation.

Background Statement

Since opening our doors in 1995, Butterfly Pavilion has welcomed more than five million visitors. Our guests include local neighbors and tourists from throughout Colorado, the United States, and the world. Butterfly Pavilion is one of the top cultural and scientific attractions in the Denver metro area, and thanks to the support of donors, our impact in conservation, research and education is felt across the globe.

Butterfly Pavilion provides educational opportunities to more than 60,000 school children and 350,000 visitors annually. Through science education in combination with hands-on exhibits, guests learn about invertebrates and conservation. Butterfly Pavilion is a one-of-a-kind experience, truly an unforgettable, interactive, and educational place for all.

Butterfly Pavilion is a Tier II member of the SCFD (Science and Cultural Facilities District) and is the fifth most visited tourist attraction in the Denver area. Our facility includes four indoor exhibit areas; eleven acres of public gardens; two educational classrooms; and event space overlooking Jefferson County Open Space.

Beyond Colorado, Butterfly Pavilion’s global conservation efforts reach from Tanzania and Sumatra to Mongolia and Turks & Caicos Thanks to decades of incredible community support, we continue to live our mission.

Organization Data


Organization name

Butterfly Pavilion

other names

Rocky Mountain Butterfly Consortium

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Environment, Education, Animal-Related, Youth Development, Science & Technology, Arts, Culture & Humanities


6252 W. 104th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80020

Service areas

Broomfield County, CO, US

Jefferson County, CO, US

Adams County, CO, US


Denver, CO, US





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