The Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure brings to Branson the joy of nature’s most precious and beautifully fragile creatures! Where else can you mingle with real butterflies? Let them light upon your shoulder...flutter about you...all while you’re enjoying the absolutely gorgeous surroundings, a setting that feels like you’ve stepped into an honest-to-goodness rainforest! Your visit to the Butterfly Palace includes a fascinating documentary about the Costa Rica Butterfly Farm, a visit to the Banyan Tree Bungee Adventure, passage to the Living Rainforest Science Center, a journey through the Emerald Forest Mirror Maze, and unlimited access to the Exotic Butterfly Aviary - wait, how about this...unlimited access to all of the above! Parents and grandparents might be happy to take a leisurely stroll through all the beauty of the Butterfly Palace & Rainforest, and the kids will thoroughly enjoy this immersive attraction. They can gear up with a real pith helmet, kid-sized binoculars, and a magnifying glass - all provided by the Butterfly Palace - and more actively examine their enchanting environment! While taking a self-guided tour, you can watch an informative video about butterflies, a 3-D film about the butterfly’s life, and a documentary of the amazing Monarch Migration, a species we’re all trying hard to protect!
Thousands upon thousands of butterflies are imported from around the world under strict USDA control, for their protection and that of the wildlife in the US, to their new home in the Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure. But butterflies aren’t the only creatures you’ll encounter on your visit...the Living Rainforest Science Center is home to sweet and slithering salamanders, vividly-colored poison dart frogs, giant cockroaches, and even real geckos, the kind that behave like proper animals - not the fake kind that pitch insurance on television! You’ll be able to get up-close-and-personal views of these captivating creatures while they’re kept in an environment that’s safe for them and for you! Check out specimens at the light microscope display, or take a peek inside a frog with the virtual dissection kiosk - a much more pleasant experience than a typical science class project! And you just have to meet Harry the blue-tongued skink! In addition to these freakishly fascinating creatures, the Butterfly Palace is home to a collection of brilliantly colored birds.
Other areas of the Butterfly Palace include the Emerald Forest Mirror Maze, where you’ll feel what it’s like under the thick canopy of tropical growth in the rainforest, and the Banyan Tree Adventure that houses a Magic Pond and India’s national tree - the Banyan. You’ll be amazed at all the twisted and tangled roots of this replica tree; it looks so incredibly real, and guests can climb all over and around it! There’s also a large gift shop filled with fun gifts and souvenirs!
Helpful Hints/Additional Information
- The Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure is located at 4106 West Highway 76.
- The attraction is open from 9:00AM until 5:00PM seven days a week.
- Your all-day admission includes unlimited access to everything, including the Costa Rica Butterfly Farm documentary, the Banyan Tree Bungee Adventure, the Living Rainforest Science Center, the Emerald Forest Mirror Maze, and the Exotic Butterfly Aviary.
- There is a gift shop on site.
- The White Flight exhibit takes place from November 1 through mid-January.
- Other special events are held throughout the year; check in advance of your visit for details.
- The Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure is family-friendly and suitable for all ages.
Just imagine, a 7,000-square-foot aviary filled with butterflies lighting among the hundreds of pretty flowers as beautiful birds fly overhead - it’s such a breathtaking sight...it’s hard to imagine that there’s even more to this captivating attraction! Whether you choose a soothing, relaxing visit or an interactive scientific exploration, you’ll be immensely entertained at the Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure!
At Christmas-time, the White Flight exhibit takes over the Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure! Thousands of stunning white butterflies and hundreds of gorgeous poinsettias are showcased in twinkling light displays for a truly magical holiday experience! Lovely white butterflies everywhere...it’s like watching shimmering snowflakes drifting throughout the sky!