Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Westminster

Must see · Science Museum · Wildlife Area
Learn more about butterflies and invertebrates at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, where you'll be close to over 5,000 small creatures. The pavilion houses a wide variety of spiders, butterflies, marine invertebrates, and other insects. Designed to inspire an appreciation for the small animals, several exhibits are highly interactive. The pavilion's massive tropical rainforest habitat is home to over 1,600 butterflies flying freely throughout the space. In Crawl-A-See-Em, meet a small tarantula named Rosie. Stop by the touch tank in Water's Edge to feel sea stars, horseshoe crabs, and other small sea creatures. To visit Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and get the most from your holiday in Westminster, create itinerary details personal to you using our Westminster travel itinerary planner.
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  • The first day it reopened I did show up with all the curiosity for this particular place which I found from different insects to sea life. A beautiful garden with lots of gorgeous butterflies  more »
  • I held Rosie the Tarantula! Her handler was very sweet and gave me some great trivia on Rosie. I toured the displays of other insects and then headed into the butterfly greenhouse. One of the...  more »

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