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Penang Butterfly Farm

Address: 830, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, Penang Island 11050, Malaysia
Phone Number: 60-4-8851253
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Penang Butterfly Farm Half-Day Tour
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Penang Butterfly Farm was set up in March 1986 as a ‘living museum...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Penang Butterfly Farm was set up in March 1986 as a ‘living museum’ to educate the public and serves as a research centre for butterfly and insect breeding, apart from just being a tourist attraction. Visitors to Penang Butterfly Farm often find themselves surrounded by a myriad of fluttering butterflies within a seemingly natural setting, and imagining themselves in an enchanted wilderness, bejeweled with colourful gems of creation. The best encounter at Penang Butterfly Farm is undoubtedly the free flying papilions in the enormous enclosure. The live exhibition of selected invertebrates, reptiles and ornamental fishes are also crowd drawers.Beyond the aviary, Penang Butterfly Farm’s indoor live discovery sections provide an exciting time for families to get closer with other less explored fauna kingdoms such as tarantulas, frogs, beetles, snakes, lizards and aquatic creatures. Having traversed this complex with educational interactivity, live displays and an insect museum, visitors then walk through time in an art and artefact gallery which displays a huge range of genuine ancient relics and cultural antiquities. For the nostalgic and collectors, a souvenir outlet awakes the visitors, selling nature and butterfly related paraphernalia.
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Visited Penang Butterfly park as part of our day tour, It would be enjoyable more for kids. After visiting the one in KL the Penang park is much smaller and to me it was not worth the 30 R for entrance.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
36 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Did you know that this is the first butterfly farm in the world? And believe it or not, I've been to a few and this one is the best. We really enjoyed viewing, photographing, and learning about the butterflies. There is more to it than that however. There are some reptiles and a fantastic insect collection. I got caught watching... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
30 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We are happy that we took the time to visit. I think this would be a great place to take kids. We saw quite a number of local families here.

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Perth, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The Penang Butterfly Farm was an enjoyable visit to see the butterflies in the delightful garden setting. They flutter all around and some will even land on you if you are lucky! The assortment of different species is good, with great variations in colour and design. They also have some other small animals to see as well. Good photographic opportunities... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Great outing for family if you have kids, but its a great outing for adults as well, You can optimize your trip as well by visiting the spice garden as well, The drive is beautiful if you are travelling from Georgetown and you will pass the famous Batu Ferringhi area (which is very touristy) i prefer Georgetown. There is also... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
73 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

A lovely visit to the Butterfly Farm, cut too short by a sudden downpour! Still, we did the "show" or talk, where you are introduced to different species and learn all about them from a friendly, fun and very personable presenter. My daughter got to hold a leaf frog, and my son, a scorpion! We will return to see what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A pleasant, informative outing. Have seen better in my travels but I like the way in which you can see the owners have a vision which they have added to over time. It is worth a stroll around.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Ok alot butterfly for the season we went but the entrence fees expensive RM18 even for local not worth. Can go for the first time.

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Sydney australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

exotic butterflies , I suppose that is the reason one would visit a place like a butterfly farm !!!!!

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Okinawa-shi, Okinawa, Japan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was the best part of the trip. It was a great experience to see all the different types of butterflies and let them land on your hand. You can also buy some framed butterflies.

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