Colorful Colorado and beyond…
The Butterfly Pavilion, located in Westminster, Colorado, is a a place a nature-loving photographer can hone her skills while taking in the tropical beauty within. Since butterflies are not known to cooperate with photographers and hold still, getting the perfect shot can be a challenge…but a rewarding one!
The Butterfly Pavilion, just minutes from Denver, is open year around 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults cost $8.50 and kids are $5.50.
Visitors can explore a tropical rainforest’s winding paths, hold a friendly tarantula in the palm of their hand, and discover habitats around the world and in their very own backyards. Butterfly Pavilion Blog.
Fragrant and colorful flora blooms year-round in the climate controlled habitat. Did you know that more than half of the world’s species live in a tropical rainforest environment? To see what’s blooming now, check it out here.
Not only does the Butterfly Pavilion offer an array of activities for kids, such as birthday parties, but there are adult and photographer friendly events/classes. Tripod Photography Sessions are offered during the hour before the Pavilion is open to the public and includes a day long pass. The cost is only $8.50 (for members or $15/non-members) and are limited to 20 participants. Another class offered to photographers is Macro Photography for intro and intermediate.
Need more reasons to go: Butterflies and Beer, Sunset Stroll and Teacher Workshops.
And there is a tarantula named Rosie that you can hold…my kids love to hold her. Don’t be scared!