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Monarch Magic Returns to Butterfly Pavilion

Monarch Magic Returns to Butterfly Pavilion

Monarch Butterflies will return to Colorado next month when millions of the iconic invertebrates migrate south from Canada and the United States to Mexico, directly through the Centennial State.  During Monarch Magic, Sept. 13-30, Butterfly Pavilion invites the public to experience hundreds of monarch butterflies up close in their indoor tropical conservatory, Wings of the Tropics.

In addition to observing the beauty of these incredible butterflies in flight, attendees will discover the wonder and mystery of an incredible 3,000-mile annual journey from the northeastern United States and Canada to winter grounds in southwestern Mexico, the awe-inspiring life cycle, monarchs’ lesser-known role as pollinators and more. In addition, uncover the challenges facing these animals today and the small actions that can be taken to have a big impact on their conservation.

During Monarch Magic, guests can also learn how Butterfly Pavilion is designed as a way station for the annual migration and how the animals are tagged and tracked during their journey.

Monarch Magic Admission

Special Monarch Magic tickets went on sale Aug 30, 2020 and will only be available while supplies last and must be reserved in advance online. Save on admission with the Monarch Magic 2-or 4-pack deal, which includes the Monarch Magic Experience, general admission (A reserved timed entry and 80 minutes inside the zoo) and a butterfly plushie.  The cost is $40 for a 4 pack ($65 value), and $24 for a 2 pack ($39 value) Monarch Magic experience is free for current Butterfly Pavilion Members (plushie is only available with ticket purchase).

To maintain capacity, tickets must be reserved for all guests (including children under 2) and guests are asked to limit visits to 80 minutes. All guests ages 3 and above are required to wear a mask to visit Butterfly Pavilion. SNAP card, library, five by five, and free pass holders must call 303-469-7660 to reserve tickets during front hours 9 am – 4:15 pm. Discount cannot be applied online. For more information on Butterfly Pavilion’s new timed-entry admission, health measures and more, visit

Butterflies in Our Backyard Virtual Learning
Can’t make it to Monarch Magic in person? Explore the diverse and incredible world with Butterfly Pavilion’s virtual learning program, Butterflies in Our Backyard! Learn ways to participate in Citizen Science and monitor the butterflies here in Colorado. Classes are FREE and available throughout September. Butterfly Pavilion is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 6252 West 104th Avenue in Westminster, Colo.


Mile High Mamas
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