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Out of an abundance of caution, and to limit the potential spread of COVID-19, the City of Fort Collins is acting on direction from state leadership and public health partners and has closed all cultural facilities. We are working with state and local officials to determine a plan for reopening and will communicate details as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this unprecedented time.

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The Butterfly House

butterflies on plants

Year Opened:  2019

The Butterfly House is a year-round home to hundreds of North American butterflies and dozens of varieties of flowering plants, built and operated in partnership with the Butterfly Pavilion.

This warm and experiential sensory experience allows all ages to get “up close” to both butterflies and plants in a tropical environment.


  • 300 free-flying butterflies and moths, including Monarchs, Painted Ladies, Swallowtails and more
  • A chrysalis window, allowing guests to watch butterflies emerge from their chrysalis
  • Caterpillar displays, offering a deeper understanding of the complete life cycle
  • A 220-square-foot living wall with 1,500+ plants that provide roosting space for butterflies and moths
  • More than 100 varieties of tropical plants, specifically curated for our pollinator friends
  • Interpretation and education provided by staff and volunteers

Please Note:
Denver's Butterfly Pavilion is the first stand-alone, Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited non-profit invertebrate zoo.  While The Gardens on Spring Creek enjoys a partnership with the Butterfly Pavilion, our organizations are separate.  Tickets to the Butterfly House may only be purchased at The Gardens.