Home to over 1,000 different species of butterflies from all around the world, the Branson Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure is one of the area’s favorite attractions. Located in the heart of Branson, Missouri, the Branson Butterfly Palace attracts an audience as diverse as the creatures it is home to, and is the perfect outing for the whole family! It offers everything from an educational experience, to awe-inspiring entertainment, and everything in between. Guests have the opportunity to simply enjoy the beauty of these botanic gardens and the creatures within them, or get into the nitty-gritty biology behind their existence. On your next trip to Missouri, don’t miss the Branson Butterfly Palace!
About the Branson Butterfly Palace
The Branson Butterfly Palace purchases over 500 butterflies in the Chrysalis stage (still in the pupa) per week! That’s a lot of butterflies! The average lifespan of a butterfly is only two or three weeks long, so the entomologists keep busy making sure the garden remains a butterfly paradise, purchasing from farms all over the world, from South and Central America to Malaysia. Not only do the many visitors get to enjoy the beauty of the Branson Butterfly Palace, but their visits mean that the Palace can spend roughly $80,000 annually on butterflies purchased from farms whose livelihoods depend on their butterfly business. A successful butterfly farm also needs a healthy rainforest surrounding it, meaning that the Branson Butterfly Palace’s purchases also work to keep these sought after woodlands safe from harm.
A Day at the Branson Butterfly Palace
The Branson Butterfly Palace is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., seven days a week, with lots of great things to explore and experience. To start, check out the Living Rainforest Science Center where you can learn all about the inner workings of these mystical ecosystems. Critter Encounters talks occur at both 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., with guides giving short informational speeches about different species. Try your hand at finding your way through the Emerald Forest Mirror Maze. Truly the highlight of your trip, the Butterfly Aviary is the place to be at the Branson Butterfly Palace, with live releases daily at both 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Don’t miss this magical moment! The great Banyan Tree Adventure is another great spot, always open to explore.
There are two educational videos rotating throughout each day to help you learn more about the different species. The “Costa Rica Butterfly Farm” film shares the experience of visiting the butterfly farm there from which the Branson Butterfly Palace sources some of its most beautiful species. This farm is working wonders to help save the gorgeous Costa Rican rainforest. The second film is the “3D Butterfly Lifecycle,” showing the full life of a butterfly through all its stages and transformation.
Don’t miss this stunning attraction in Missouri on your next visit. The Branson Butterfly Palace is going to be one of the highlights of your trip! Head to www.thebutterflypalace.com for more information.
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