View of the new Butterfly Pavilion Park Entrance that shows the soaring Tropical Biome on the right and Desert Biome by the entrance. The building will include a green roof design for special events, a café opening to the park and many outdoor spaces for learning, events and recreation.
View of the new Butterfly Pavilion entrance from Center Street. The Baseline Development will encourage pedestrian traffic, connecting the community with the Pavilion.
Outdoor spaces will be as important as the facility itself, drawing visitors and community members to explore both design gardens and natural spaces.
The entire 1,200-acre Baseline Development will be a Pollinator District, designed, managed and maintained by Butterfly Pavilion. The Pollinator District will use native plants to attract and sustain pollinators, ensuring the healthy cohabitation of pollinators and the community.
The new Butterfly Pavilion's 8-acre site will sit at the heart of the Baseline Development at the intersection of I-25, C-470 and Highway 7 in Broomfield, Colorado.
The Desert Biome will become the new home for Rosie the Tarantula and her friends — filled with desert plants and new ways to discover many fascinating creatures may even be beneath your feet! A research lab embedded in the Desert Biome will allow guests to talk with researchers and engage in citizen science.
Located on the lower level, the Ocean Biome will feature a waterfall tank that can be viewed from the main level. Guests will experience a much-expanded touch tank, discovery portals and opportunities to engage with interactive technologies. A research lab in the Ocean Biome will create the opportunity for guests to talk with researchers and become citizen scientists.
The Tropical Biome will soar five stories high, allowing the presence of a full tree canopy. Guests will be able to access the canopy through a series of walkways up into a treehouse structure. The Tropical Biome will have several discovery portals that engage guests to find and discover.
Our new three-level building provides multiple opportunities for guests to discover the world of invertebrates. The Tropical Biome will rise five stories, the lower level will feature the Ocean Biome, while the second level will feature a special event space that will overlook the Tropical Biome.
The Tropical Biome will feature discovery portals that will inspire guests to find hidden gems throughout the biome, including an underground cave. A loading dock for seamless deliveries will also be underground.
The new Butterfly Pavilion will have three levels and include a green roof for events and classes.
The new Butterfly Pavilion site will be surrounded by gardens and natural outdoor spaces for guests and neighbors alike.
The Colorado Terrace will be filled with native plants the attract pollinators and other native insects.
The Dragonfly Terrace will highlight Butterfly Pavilion’s research on rearing dragonflies under human care.
The Baseline Development will be designed to encourage walking and biking throughout the area. Neighbors will be able to enjoy Butterfly Pavilion’s gardens and natural spaces even when the Pavilion is closed.