Children's Hospital Colorado

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Level 1 is the Pink Butterfly floor.

The first level of Children’s Hospital Colorado has a full range of amenities and services for both you and your child. This floor serves as the main entrance to our hospital, filled with light and color specifically designed to encourage the healing process for our patients and their families. 

When you and your child first enter Children’s Colorado, you’ll be welcomed into the stunning four-story Boettcher Atrium. It is a brightly colored, open space that serves as the hub of the hospital. Many of the healing elements you’ll find in the atrium, from unique artwork, color, light, and nature (including 3 fish tanks!), will greet you throughout the building. 

Areas of Interest on Level 1: MRI Ambient Experience

Seacrest Studios

Within the glass, wood and whiteboard walls of the Seacrest Studios at Children's Colorado, we provide a first-hand experience where patients and families leave the rigors of the hospital behind. The studio gives kids the chance to be kids – to sing, to dance, to explore, but most of all, to have fun. While doing so, they might even have a chance to meet some of their heroes.

Services on Level 1

Check In

Upon entering our hospital, you can head to the Welcome Desk (to the right of the main entrance) where you’ll receive a visitor badge for you and your child. The Welcome Desk attendees will direct you to a Check-In station where we register patients for radiology, surgery, sleep study, EEG, the procedure center and all of our inpatient admissions.


Our Radiology Department is located on the first floor, past the Procedure Center, beyond the glass elevators. When you enter the hospital, visit the welcome desk and they will instruct you on how to check in for your child’s radiology appointment. 

Procedure Center

Upon entering the hospital, the Procedure Center is located on the left side of the Boettcher Atrium, just past the glass elevators. The Procedure Center serves as a “mini operating room” for procedures that do not require the use of major surgical set-up and equipment.

If your child has an appointment at the Procedure Center, proceed to the welcome desk (to the right of the hospital’s main entrance), get a visitor’s badge, and they will provide instructions for checking in.

Fresh Market Place

Level one also houses the colorful Fresh Market Place dining area, which is located just to the left of the main entrance of the hospital. Because research shows that healthy food choices help kids heal faster, we offer many kid-friendly options like pasta with fresh ingredients, sushi, a colorful salad bar and custom-made omelets in the mornings.  Just outside of the Fresh Market Place cafeteria is our Espresso and Gelato Bar, which serves specialty coffee drinks and gelato.

Creative Play

The Creative Play Center is located on the first floor, just off the west end of the Fresh Market Place. Staffed by a supervisor and trained volunteers, the Center offers a free and safe play area for patients' brothers and sisters. This is a great place to let siblings relax and have fun while you and your child are meeting with the care team. The Creative Play Center is available on a first-come, first-served basis for children up to 9 years old. 

Interfaith Chapel

Whether you need a few moments of quiet or if you’d like to pray, meditate, reflect or seek spiritual shelter, the interfaith chapel is open at all times, day and night. The chapel is located on the first floor off the east side of the Boettcher Atrium. Walk past the glass elevators and turn right just past the gift shop. The chapel will be on your right at the end of the hallway.

Emergency Department

The Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital Colorado is the only Level 1 Pediatric Emergency Center in the Rocky Mountain region.  Our team of pediatric emergency doctors provide care for all types of emergencies -- from the simplest to the most complex. Click here to learn more. 

Volunteer Office

The Volunteer Office is located on the first floor, just off the Boettcher Atrium. Walk past the Gift Shop and turn right, and the office will be located on your left. The office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stop by to find out how you can get involved, or learn more on our volunteer webpage.

Financial Counseling

Our financial counseling office is located on the first floor of the main hospital just to the east of patient check-in desks, past the main entrance of the hospital. Financial counseling is a part of our patient financial services program

Gift Shop

The Children’s Hospital Colorado gift shop is located just off the Boettcher Atrium, past the glass elevators on the east side of the first floor. Our gift shop offers toys, candy, toiletries, flowers and much more.

Family Health Library

The Family Health Library is located on the first floor of the hospital, off Boettcher Atrium, just past the gift shop beyond the glass elevators. The library has information on illnesses, wellness and parenting, in-depth research on medical conditions, general fiction and audio books. Staff librarians are available to help you find exactly what you need.

Blood Donor Center

Our Blood Donor Center is located on the first floor of the Administrative Pavilion. When you receive your visitor badge at the main desk, a volunteer will show you where to go. For your convenience, Children's Colorado offers a Creative Play Center as a free and safe play area for the children of blood donors while you are here. Free valet parking is also available to all blood donors at the hospital's main entrance.

Garden of Hope

Just south of the Emergency Department entrance is the Garden of Hope, a sacred space displaying messages of hope, healing, peace and love. An illuminated Wall of Hope surrounds the west portion of the garden where visitors are welcome to sit and reflect. The Garden also has a labyrinth and a shaded area with tables and chairs.

MRI Ambient Experience

Children's Colorado offers MRI with Philips Ambient Experience, a special type of MRI where patients can choose from different light, music and visual display themes. Learn more about the special MRI room and the calming effect of this new technology.

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