The Butterfly Palace

The Butterfly Palace, Branson: Hours, Address, The Butterfly Palace Reviews: 4.5/5

The Butterfly Palace
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Explore over 1,000 live exotic butterflies surrounded by tropical plants, birds and more! Wristbands are good for 3 days, unlimited access and include; Live Butterfly Aviary, 3D Video "Flight of the Butterflies" about the Monarch Migration, Great Banyan Tree Adventure, Mirror Maze and Rainforest Science Center with Live Reptiles and Amphibians. Bonus Features: -Live Butterfly Releases: Scheduled 4 times per day, newly emerged butterflies are released for their first flight and guests get to assist! -Complimentary nectar flowers for guests to hand feed the butterflies -LIVE MUSIC is played daily in the butterfly aviary by two musicians playing the Hammered Dulcimer -Critter Encounters: Scheduled 4 times per day where guests can learn about and pet one of the reptiles
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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from $23.95
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Robin T
Winnie, TX195 contributions
Jun 2020 • Friends
My mom and I went here during the Covid-19 social distancing and there was not many people there. At first we thought it was costly to get in about $22 a person but it ended up being one of our favorite things we did. We ended up staying in the butterfly part for an hour or more. They have a neat short 3-d movie to watch before you go in. Then you go in and get an artificial flower to hold and the butterflies fly to your hand. They are beautiful but you have to watch where you walk and to not step on the ones on the ground. We took many photos then looked around the gift shop. It took about 2 hour of time then we were ready to go out to eat. We both ended up buying a butterfly feeder.
Written June 30, 2020
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We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! While we have had to make adjustments due to COVID it is reassuring to hear that our guests are still having a good time, thank you so much for your review.
Written July 7, 2020
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Snipper1979
Boyd, TX35 contributions
Oct 2020
Wonderful place to spend a rainy morning. There are a few things to do here..on the lower level is a room filled with the aquariums of frogs, lizards & the like. There is a mirror maze ( quite fun, actually) & a replicated Banyan Forrest for the kids to make their way through. Then it’s up to the Butterflies! You go through double doors (to make sure none escape) to reach the inner sanctum. Once inside you are greeted by the flutter of butterflies everywhere. You can pickup a nectar flower feeder (free) to carry to attract the butterflies to you. They will come..trust me on this! There was a woman softly playing a dulcimer inside this area, also. My only complaint, if I have to have one, is that they were working/building seemingly right in the center of the exhibit and we weren’t able to access that part. But it didn’t take away from the experience all together.
Written October 28, 2020
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We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! It sounds like you may have come while we were prepping for the Christmas season, so sorry for the inconvenience! We put up an 18 foot tall poinsettia tree to decorate the butterfly room, if you are able to come by anytime between Nov. 1st and Jan. 1st it is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to review, we appreciate your visit!
Written October 31, 2020
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VanEsq12
Dallas, TX2,324 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
In addition to hosting a wide variety of butterflies, this facility has a mirror maze, a small theater where you learn about the monarch butterflies' life cycle, a mangrove obstacle course and a small room with a variety of animals like poison dart frogs and a chameleon.
The BEST part of this attraction is that your wristband is good for THREE DAYS!! It was wonderful to come and go over the course of three days.
The area where the buttrrflies are is small in comparison to other exhibits I have visited, but there are lots of butterflies to look at.
When you enter, you are given a fake flower with a vial of orange Gatorade inside. Butterflies are drawn to this and will come to you if you are patient enough.
One of the most beautiful things about this place was the orchids.
Have your camera ready!! You'll get some great pictures here.
Written March 23, 2021
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We are so happy to hear that you were able to use the 3 days of admissions! Thank you so much for taking the time leave a review! We appreciate it!!
Written April 1, 2021
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num1chiefsfan
Gardner, KS87 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
This was is a butterfly lovers dream. You can get a necter stick to carry around to attract them. The gift shop was vey large and kinda pricey and the people working there and kinda rude.
The do not offer a Veterans discount unlike almost every where else did.
Written May 1, 2021
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Thank you for sharing your experience! We always appreciate guest feedback.
Written May 2, 2021
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SouthernMomAdventures
Covington, LA4 contributions
Apr 2021
We've visited the butterfly museum in Key West and in NOLA - and both are better than the Butterfly Palace. It was neat and they do allow you to "feed" the butterflies - but overall not worth the price of admission. Perhaps we've been spoiled by the other butterfly exhibits. They do show you part of the Monarch Butterfly movie and there is a small mirror maze that our kiddo enjoyed. But we still found it expensive.
Written April 27, 2021
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience! Included with price of admission is 3 consecutive days of entrance to 5 different exhibits (including the Butterfly Aviary, the Living Rainforest Science Center, the Emerald Forest Mirror Maze, the Banyan Tree Bungee Maze, and the Theatre).
Written May 2, 2021
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IrisSpring_50
Crossville, TN73 contributions
Oct 2021
We went on a rainy day, and the butterflies are less active, we were told ahead of time. But we had a time crunch to visit. We saw many lovely colorful big and small butterflies. Worth the trip.
Written October 30, 2021
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Thank you so much for your review! Three consecutive days of admission is included in all admission so that guests always have the opportunity to explore at different times.
Written November 6, 2021
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scratchgolfer19
Oak Harbor, WA150 contributions
Nov 2020
Be careful where to step. Butterflies all over the place. You get to walk around inside the habitat and interact with the butterflies. You can also feed them. They also have a challenging mirror maze and some rain forest animals to observe. Definitely fun for the kids and family.
Written November 17, 2020
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Thank you so much for coming to visit! We are so glad your whole family found adventure and fun with us!
Written December 4, 2020
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trgolian
Center, MO63 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
We went here on the recommendation of a friend. I am so glad we did!! We used a coupon from the Branson coupon leaflet!! We had a great time going through the science center, the mirror maze, bungee jungle, watching the movie, and seeing all the beautiful butterflies!! One of the best attractions we've been to so far. My daughter and I were very pleased with the exhibit!
Written June 24, 2020
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Thank you so much for your amazing review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your visit!
Written July 7, 2020
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Robert S
Siloam Springs, AR81 contributions
Apr 2019
These are definitely beautiful creatures but not what I really enjoy doing with my valuable vacation time. I can see how if this is your thing that you would find this pleasurable but I was bored after the first 20 minutes. Use your own judgment! You might find this worthwhile.
Written March 9, 2020
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Hi Robert, I would say that the majority of our visitor's do in fact love, or at least like butterflies.... Which is what prompts them to purchase a ticket. It sounds as if maybe you came with others who actually wanted to come and you possibly did not.... I wish that we didn't have to have a 3 star rating since it just wasn't your thing. Feel free to remove :) I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our facility regardless of it "not being your thing," thank you for visiting anyway.
Written March 10, 2020
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Teri D
23 contributions
Sep 2020
I had this on my Branson Bucket list for the last five years. I won't be going back to this exhibit. This is geared more toward families with younger children who would like climbing around in a "forest" or happy to see only 20-30 butterflies. I expected to see many more butterflies than we did.
Not set up for people using walkers or a wheelchair. Lonnnnng ramp to get to the exhibit..
Written September 26, 2020
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Sorry you did not enjoy it, we do fly around 2,000 butterflies everyday and they are more active on sunny days. We also have electric wheelchairs for rent for 5$ when you visit. Our staff is also more then happy to assist anyone having trouble up the ramp.
Written September 30, 2020
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