Written by Jessica Covert
Posted by Mark Ruda
The Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure
Have you ever dreamed of going on safari in the jungle? Have you ever imagined what it would be like to experience the beauty of the rainforest? Now you can experience all of that and more in Branson at The Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure.
The Butterfly Palace is home to thousands of exotic butterflies living in their specially designed aviary. The butterflies live in a tropical environment that is similar to that of their natural habitat. The tropical environment of the aviary has also become a home for a unique collection of birds and exotic plant species. The butterflies themselves are imported under strict USDA regulations and guidelines. The varieties of butterflies at the Butterfly Palace are also few, and are found in only a few collections worldwide.
In addition to the butterfly aviary, the Living Rainforest Science Center and the Emerald Forest Mirror Maze are inside the Butterfly Palace. A number of rainforest creatures, like salamanders, poison dart frogs, and giant cockroaches are on display at the Living Rainforest Science Center. Learn more about the rainforest ecosystem and the animals that live there. Take a look at things up-close at the light microscope display, and watch a frog dissection at the virtual kiosk. The Emerald Forest Mirror Maze is also part of the activities at the Butterfly Palace. Each of the twists and turns may lead you to the exit… or it may not. Navigate your way through the trees as night approaches.
The Banyan Bungee Adventure is another portion of the adventure at the Butterfly Palace. This unique attraction provides a challenge to all ages as you stretch your way through a tangled web of vines and obstacles like rocks, trees, and fallen pillars.
The Butterfly Palace is open year round and is closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Each holiday season brings a favorite attraction back to Branson – White Flight! Returning for its sixth season, White Flight is a special holiday display featuring hundreds of white butterflies in the aviary, as well as an 18 foot poinsettia Christmas tree, living statues of angels, and traditional holiday music. White Flight will return to the Butterfly Palace on November 1.
Admission includes a documentary about the incredible Monarch migration, the Banyan Tree Bungee Adventure, passage to the Living Rainforest Science Center, and the Emerald Forest Mirror Maze. You get to enjoy each of those attractions as many times as you want for one price. Groups are also welcome at the Butterfly Palace. The Butterfly Palace is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Satisfy your hunger for the exotic and the rainforest by visiting the Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure on your next Branson vacation. Experience a collection of butterflies that you’ll see very few places in the world. Visit thebutterflypalace.com for more information.