Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure
Full Price Admission Cost: $19.95
WWWW Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
This attraction actually boasts a number of different activities. These include an awesome mirror maze unlike any I’ve ever seen before, a small movie theater that alternates between a 3D film and a traditional educational film, a cool bungee cord obstacle course—referred to as the “Banyan Tree Adventure”—and a small collection of rainforest critters. There are members of staff available to answer any and all questions about these animals, and special encounters happen throughout the day, during which a staff member will allow visitors to pet an animal.
All that said, the main draw here is the incredible butterfly habitat they house on the second floor. This place is absolutely beautiful. It holds a number of plants, a couple of adorable birds, and of course dozens of butterflies. There are butterflies of all shapes, sizes, and colors, and they are everywhere! Best of all, by using one of the “nectar flowers”, or sometimes just by standing very still, you might just have the opportunity to hold one of these gorgeous creatures.
Honestly, even without all of the extras included in admission, we would definitely visit this butterfly house again. The mazes, movies, and other creatures are a wonderful bonus though, and they certainly make this attraction a good value.
- Parking is free and super easy.
- Admission is good for three days, meaning you can come and go as you please for a few days after you buy your wrist bands.
- Because it is meant to be an environment similar to a rainforest, the butterfly house is hot and humid. Dress accordingly.
- No food is sold here. However, you shouldn’t need more than 3 hours to see the entire attraction, meaning you can easily visit between meals.
- Look for discounts in the coupon books found at brochure stands around town.
Books to Read
- Journey to River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
- The Magic School Bus: Butterfly Battle by Nancy White
- The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rainforest by Lynne Cherry
- Magic Tree House: Afternoon on the Amazon by Mary Pope Osborne
- DK Eyewitness Books: Butterfly and Moth by DK Publishing
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Videos to Watch
- Wild Kratts: Voyage of the Butterflier XT
- Growing Up Butterfly
- The Magic School Bus: In the Rainforest
- Explore the Rainforest!
- Tropical Rainforest – Wild Animal Documentary
Activities to Do
Things to Discuss
- Which kinds of butterflies do you suppose are well camouflaged?
- When looking closely at a butterfly can you see how they eat?
- Which rainforest creature do you like best? Why?
Other Area Attractions
Below are some of the other great attractions in this area. We try to keep things affordable, sticking to free and cheap attractions and/or museums and zoos on reciprocal lists. If an attraction is affiliated with a reciprocal program or offers free admission, I have noted that beside the attraction listing. To learn more about saving money using reciprocal programs, see this post.
- Table Rock Lake and Dam – Free
- Dewey Short Visitor Center – Free
- Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery – Free
- Waterfall Hiking Trail – Free
- Titanic Museum
- Silver Dollar City – Herschend Pass (discount)
- White Water Branson– Herschend Pass (discount)
- Ripley’s Believe it or Not
- Branson Scenic Railway
- Hollywood Wax Museum
- Dolly Parton’s Stampede – Herschend Pass (discount)
- Branson’s Promised Land Zoo
- Fritz’s Adventure
- Various shows
- Various caves
- Various zip lines
- Much more
Closest Places to Stay on a Budget
- State Park – Table Rock Lake State Park
- RPI – Treasure Lake RV Resort
- Passport America – Branson Musicland Kampground
- Passport America – Pea Patch RV Park
Related Attractions in Other Areas
- Natural Bridges State Beach – Santa Cruz, CA
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