Big news for small creatures

March 25, 2022
An artist's rendering of a glass-roofed apartment building.

In 2026, the Butterfly Pavilion will unveil their state-of-the-art new facility at Baseline. A 81,000-square-foot invertebrate zoo and research center dedicated to the smallest of creatures. 

The Butterfly Pavilion has been a Colorado institution since 1995, sharing the fascinating and essential world of invertebrates with all, in the most wonderful ways. (May we interest you in holding a live tarantula?) Their new home in Broomfield will allow them to expand not only their visitor capacity and educational reach, but also their research capabilities. 

Did you know the Butterfly Pavilion has had a big part in Baseline’s planning? 

Thanks to collaboration with their invertebrate scientists, Baseline is the world’s first Pollinator District™. Meaning pollinator-friendly landscapes and practices provide healthy habitat for birds, bees, butterflies and other essential wildlife. 

Also, did you know that 97% of the world’s species are invertebrates? So it’s about time these small yet abundant creatures, that are essential to healthy ecosystems and a healthy bio-diverse planet, got a new home.