Monarch Magic takes Center Stage at Butterfly Pavilion, Sept. 16-29, 2019

Monarch Magic takes Center Stage at Colorado's Butterfly Pavilion, Sept. 16-29, 2019

  • The Annual Monarch Migration Travels Through Colorado
  • Celebrate World Monarch Day on Saturday, Sept. 21
  • Special Monarch Magic Admission starts at $24 for 2

Media Note: Photos, video and other editorial material is available by request. Rosie the Tarantula, other invertebrates and scientific experts are available for media appearances and interviews by contacting

Westminster, CO – Sept. 12, 2019 – Monarch Butterflies take center stage in Colorado this month as millions of the iconic invertebrates migrate south from Canada and the United States to Mexico, directly through the Centennial State.  During Monarch Magic, Sept. 16-29, Butterfly Pavilion invites the public to walk among hundreds of monarch butterflies 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 is included with general admission and free for current Butterfly Pavilion members.  Save on admission with the limited-time Monarch Magic 2-or 4-pack deal, which includes a butterfly plush and general admission tickets to visit Butterfly Pavilion from September 16 - 29.  The cost is $40 for a 4 pack ($65 value), and $24 for a 2 pack ($39 value)

Make a Difference, Adopt A Monarch
Make an impact for invertebrates – adopt a monarch butterfly for $15 during Monarch Magic! Adoption includes a certificate, shareable image and links to resources to follow the monarch migration in real time. The perfect gift for a butterfly lover in your life!

Learn more about Butterfly Pavilion’s permanent exhibits, other promotions and events, plus their important education, research and conservation work at or by calling 303-469-5441. Butterfly Pavilion is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 6252 West 104th Avenue in Westminster, Colo.

About Butterfly Pavilion:

Butterfly Pavilion is the world’s only stand-alone, Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited invertebrate zoo dedicated to transforming the way people think about the small but mighty animals that are the hidden heroes of the animal kingdom. As the leader in invertebrate knowledge, inspiration and connection, and as a member institution of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, Butterfly Pavilion works to foster an appreciation of these critical animals by educating the public about the need to protect and care for threatened habitats globally, while conducting research for solutions in invertebrate conservation. Whether it is providing unique, hands-on learning experiences in our exhibits and educational programs, conducting new research that sets the standard for zoos across the country or building innovative solutions for species and habitat conservation in countries around the world, Butterfly Pavilion is leading the way in ensuring invertebrates are protected for the future. Learn more at

Butterfly Pavilion Media Contacts:  
Kristen Petitt Stewart, or 970-389-1561 
Russ Pecoraro, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, or 720-375-9984



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