Beauty of the Birdwing - Butterfly Pavilion | Kids Out and About Denver

Beauty of the Birdwing - Butterfly Pavilion

This January, Butterfly Pavilion releases hundreds of one of the world's largest and most beautiful butterflies - the birdwing. "Beauty of the Birdwing" special engagement offers a rare opportunity to walk among these stunning butterflies while helping support their protection. Special Beauty of the Birdwing ticket packs can save you up to $14.00 off admission and include up to two custom Birdwing stickers per pack!

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Butterfly Pavilion invites visitors to “Beauty of the Birdwing and immerse themselves among hundreds of beautiful, big, and spectacular Birdwing butterflies, while learning more about these vulnerable invertebrates and how to help protect them.  Native to the tropics of Southeast Asia and Australasia, the Common Green Birdwing (Ornithoptera priamus) is among the largest butterflies in the world, with an astonishing wingspan of up to one foot in length. These butterflies will have been in their chrysalis form for nearly a month, so when they emerge and are released into Butterfly Pavilion’s conservatory it is an exciting and wondrous sight for returning and new visitors to witness

The event is both engaging and educational providing an opportunity to see these butterflies up close while learning more about them and their need for protection. Birdwing butterflies have aposematic coloration, which means their bright colors serve as a visible warning to predators of their toxicity. In nature, their unusually large size and bright coloration protect them from predators, but not from their most feared predator of all – human poachers. Their populations face many dangers like habitat loss and illegal trade.  People are drawn to their rarity and their stunning colors, making them highly sought after as part of the illegal trade industry. 

 


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Location:

6252 West 104th Ave.
Westminster, CO, 80020
United States

Phone:

303-469-5441
Contact name: 
Nathan Goltz
Dates: 
01/14/2022
01/15/2022
01/16/2022
Time: 
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Price: 
Non-Member: Adult - $14.50 • Senior - $12.50 • Child - $9.50 Members: Free admission

Ages

All Ages