Encounter native Colorado butterflies and plants in the new, one-of-a-kind butterfly house at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield!
This seasonal habitat will be home to hundreds of native butterflies, such as two-tailed swallowtails, monarchs, silver-spotted skippers and painted ladies, as well as more than 50 indigenous Colorado plant species. Explore the rich wonders and beauty of native wildlife!
Butterflies at Chatfield is brought to you through a partnership with Butterfly Pavilion and Denver Botanic Gardens.
Chatfield Butterfly Discovery Backpack - The Butterfly Discovery Backpack is full of fun activities designed to help your self-guided group explore and learn about the plants and insects around Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield and in the butterfly house. Divide into small groups to use guides to identify butterflies and moths, learn about their senses, understand their importance as pollinators, enjoy 15 minutes in the butterfly house and test student knowledge about butterflies in a quiz. $4 per student, 15 students per back pack,
Dates and Times:
May 22 – early October, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, last entry at 4 p.m.
Adult: $6, $4 member
Child: $4, $2 member
Senior: $5, $4 member
Free for children 2 and under
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128
720-865-4336 General Information; 720-865-4338 Office Manager
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