Encounter native Colorado butterflies and plants in the one-of-a-kind butterfly house at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield!
This seasonal habitat is 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.
Butterfly Discovery Backpack - This backpack is full of fun activities designed to help your self-guided school 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. Call 720-865-3580 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space.
$4 per student, 15 students per backpack (available for school groups only)
Dates and Times:
Opens May 29, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily, last entry at 3 p.m.
Closed on June 2; July 7, 20, 28; Aug. 4 and 30
$4 - Adult, child or senior nonmember
$2 - Adult, child or senior Denver Botanic Gardens or Butterfly Pavilion 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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Butterflies at Chatfield is presented to you through a partnership with Butterfly Pavilion and Denver Botanic Gardens.