Butterfly Pavilion – Denver Colorado

Sadly, the temperatures here are kicking our asses. It was only a high of 5F / -15C today, however, no one was up to putting on 5 layers to leave the house and hike. We traveled to the Butterfly Pavilion today.

The Butterfly Pavilion was founded in July 1995, as the first stand-alone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation. The pavilion is 30,000 square feet on 11-acres provided by the City of Westminster, Colorado.

There are over 5,000 animals in the three areas of the pavilion; Water’s Edge, An Insect Display and the Tropical Rainforest that over 1,600 butterflies!

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If you look close, I mean reeeeeally close, you can see the scorpion.
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This is Rosie, their famous tarantula.
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And I confronted a fear today, as I held Rosie!

8 thoughts on “Butterfly Pavilion – Denver Colorado

  1. That’s awesome! This sounds in direct contrast to what’s happening outside, especially when you see the picture of the butterfly with the snow in the background. I bet it felt so great in there, the warmth and seeing all the creatures of warmer times. You make me want to go visit a greenhouse or something!

    Congrats on holding Rosie!!! The world is so full of amazing creatures, thank you for sharing this with us. And you now, I didn’t know there was such a place! πŸ˜€

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    • I did enjoy the photo of the butterfly on the snowy window, it was so contrasting! It was a humid warmth that was so welcome after a week of such ‘dryness’. It’s very dry here.
      I could hardly feel Rosie, she was so delicate and fuzzy. Not like I’m getting a new pet or anything…

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