Butterfly Pavilion Field Trip



We had the privilege of touring the Butterfly Pavilion this summer. We’ve never been there before and while the tour was short, the scenery was incredible!




I’ve never seen that many different types of butterflies before. They were flying all over, and with all the luscious flowers tempting them, we were able to get some good photos!

One of the highlights of the trip was “Rosie”. An extremely docile and patient brown tarantula that allowed dozens of children to hold her. They each received a souvenir badge stating that they “held Rosie” to commemorate the occurrence.



The exhibit was also filled with some buggy, insecty things. Most of which I’m glad do not normally live in this area.

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Each day they release dozens of brand new butterflies into the room. As they emerge from the cocoon’s they tell a bit about each type and then release it into the air. These butterflies are all imported while still in the chrysalis from Brazil. They ship in containers packed in cotton so as not to harm.



The environment is very similar to the rainforest, nice and humid and full of beautiful, and tasty flowers for the butterflies to feed on.



Here’s a few that stopped just long enough for me to get a close up.




All in all we had a great time and though I didn’t nearly capture all of the beautiful creatures in this display, I assure you it was a sight worth seeing!


  1. Wow! We are so blessed with God’s creations. May we always marvel at the work of His hands.

    This sounds like a wonderful trip. I wish I could take my kiddos there.

  2. How beautiful. I am hosting a new Field trip hop and would love it if you would consider linking up this post:) I read you blog whenever it is in my email:)

  3. Gorgeous! How fun!! This would have been the perfect thing for my daughter and i to do this week as we are on letter b (letter of the week curriculum)! Love the pictures you go of the butterflies…eww to all the other creepy crawlies 😉

  4. We love the BP! We went there at the beginning of this Summer and it is one of our first field trips we will be taking this Fall. Do you live in Colorado also? I am in SW Lakewood/Littleton :O)

  5. So fun and beautiful! And yes, be glad you don’t have roaches! That pic about grossed me out–that was always a problem growing up in Texas! Reminded to be thankful for what I don’t deal with now 🙂 !

  6. What a wonderful field trip. My kids love visiting a butterfly house that is not to far from us.

  7. Martha Huber says:

    We love the Butterfly Pavilion and have gone several times! All of my kiddos (well except the baby of course) have held Rosie. They still talk about it even though it has been since last summer. My 3 year old even saw a tarantula in a book the other day and said “There’s Rosie!” I am amazed at all the different types of butterflies there are…how creative is our God.

  8. That Butterfly Pavillion is 15 minutes from our home. My kids just LOVE it, every single time! Glad you had a good day there!

  9. Gracie Eckhardt says:

    Those are awesome pictures, I love butterflies! By the way, what camera did you use? 🙂

  10. Love, Love Love butterfly pavilions, I have been to several different, and plan to hit up one here in HI, the lady does it out of her home! I probably love it more than the kids! 😀

    Would love it if you linked up with me at Field Trip Friday! 😀

  11. My 3 year old still talks about Rosie every time she sees a spider, and we went months ago! Did you hold Rosie too? I loved the Butterfly Pavilion.

  12. I’ve had a pass there for nearly ten years. Even before I was married and had kids and stuff. Love it! I’m guessing that means you live nearby. I’m about 40 minutes away from it.

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