Westminister, CO: The Butterfly Pavilion
I’ve been going to the Butterfly Pavilion since pre-school and have many fond memories associated with it. This museum of the creepies and crawlies sort of caters to young children, but adults will get a kick out of being in a massive greenhouse full of all kinds of butterflies. Here are a few photos I snapped:
Some are not that much more beautiful than a large moth.
Some are so small you must look very carefully to spot them.
Some are massive and create large gusts of wind as they flutter by.
Some are… uh… blue…?
Some look like giant, tie-dye MOTHRAs.
I somehow managed to trick a butterfly into letting me pick him up and place him on my hat, which was then passed around so that everyone could take a picture in a CU hat with a butterfly on it. He was named Edward, and I was then known as, “The Butterfly Man”.
It was fun to sweat a bit in this faux-rainforest just like my elementary school days.
Please excuse me while I combat the head lice I’ve contracted while passing around my hat…