Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure in Branson, MO

4106 West 76 Country BoulevardBranson, MO 65616
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Overview

A tropical-themed attraction featuring a butterfly aviary, a rainforest discovery center and mirror maze, the Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure offers a breathtaking experience for visitors of any age. Guests can enjoy educational videos, interactive activities, and up-close encounters with more than 1,000 colorful live butterflies, exotic live reptiles and amphibians from the rainforest.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • The butterflies will begin to settle in for the evening around 4pm so go early for the most activity.
  • Live butterfly releases daily 10:30am and 1:30pm.
  • Critter Encounters daily at 11am and 2:30pm.
  • Live Music in the Aviary Friday - Monday.
  • Wristbands are good for 3 consecutive days.
  • The view of Branson from the employee parking lot is incredible.
  • Take your time to enjoy the butterflies and all this exhibit has to offer.
  • Wear bright colored clothes as butterflies are attracted to vibrant colors.
  • 45-minute documentary about the monarch migration.
  • Banyan Bungee Adventure.
  • Living Rainforest Science Center.
  • Emerald Forest Mirror Maze.

Description

from Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure
Ready for adventure?

The Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure is a unique tropical experience for all ages. It's an interactive, educational, and entertaining family expedition in Branson, Missouri.

The Butterfly Palace is the perfect memorable event!

Imagine thousands of stunning, exotic butterflies fluttering all around you! Walking among live, tropical butterflies is only one step in your experience at The Butterfly Palace.

Your all-day admission includes our Banyan Tree Bungee Adventure Maze, plus the following:
  • Movie about the incredible Monarch migration

  • Passage to the Living Rainforest Science Center

  • Journey through the Emerald Forest Mirror Maze

  • Unlimited access to experience all of the above as many times as you like!


November 1 – January 1
Thousands of white tropical butterflies take flight during Christmas at The Butterfly Palace. Complete with a live 18-foot tall Poinsettia Christmas Tree, Living Statues of Angels, and traditional holiday music to fill the soul, Christmas at The Butterfly Palace is a unique holiday exhibit the whole family will love.

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

18 Reviews
Robin Engholm
Highland, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great experience, price high for what’s available"
January, 2019 NEW
Although the experience was amazing, I feel like there wasn’t a whole lot for our family to do. Especially for the price. Maybe it’s because it was non season?
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Tip: Add their FB! It opened late due to weather but we didn’t know so we waited 2+ hours to get in. They posted the delayed opening in their FB

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Francis bassett
Springdale, AR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"The whole family loves the butterfly palace!"
January, 2019 NEW
We went for my daughter second birthday a few years back and have gone several times a year since. We love seeing all the beautiful butterflys. Its a great teaching experience and still nice and relaxing at the same time! Anytime we're in the area we stop in, its worth every penny!
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Tip: Its always a warm 87 degrees or so, so wear layers/warm clothes.if you have a baby u defiantly wanna bring a stroller. There's lots of room.

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Lloyd Fowler
Jonesboro, AR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fun for every age"
September, 2018
We had a blast with our 1yr old , 2 yr old, 11 yr old & 14 yr old!! Definitely will be on our to do list next time we travel to branson.
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Diane Van Laar
Decatur, IA
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Enjoyable!"
August, 2018
Had a great time at the Butterfly Palace! The kids really enjoyed the butterfly and the mirror maze
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Stephanie Morgan
West monroe, LA
5 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"The Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure"
June, 2018
My 7 year old daughter loves this place! We have taken her to Branson twice so far and she had to go to the Butterfly palace both times! It is so neat! They even have a mirror maze that's all included in your ticket price (so don't waste your money going to Hannah's Maze of Mirrors----the mirror maze at the Butterfly Palace is way better!).
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Jennifer Clark
Hillsboro, KS
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Lots of fun!"
May, 2018
The Butterfly Palace exceeded my expectations. Our wrist bands were good for three days, but I didn't anticipate going more than once for a couple hours. We ended up going another day as well. All three kids, ages 6, 11, and 14, enjoyed the experience. I recommend participating in their critter chats and butterfly releasing. Both are worth it. We went through the mirror maze dozens of times; the kids really enjoyed it. The butterflies will land on you and your feeding flower. It was a good experience, and if we are in the area again, I know the kids will request another visit!
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Tip: You can't touch the butterflies, but they can touch you. Be sure to keep your wristbands on in case you want to come back another day--you probably will!

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Ross G.
High Ridge, MO
3 Reviews
"Fun activity for all ages"
August, 2017
We took our 3 year old son to see the butterflies at the palace. You are given containers of sweet butterfly food which attracts the beautiful creatures. My son thought that was so fun until one landed on his shirt. He was not so sure what to do when that happened. :)

The Rainforest Science Center was educational. He enjoys seeing and learning about different living things.
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Tip: Allow ample time to see the attraction and visit the excellent gift shop in the lobby.

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Reserve Branson Customer
Edmond, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome!"
June, 2016
This was a special place in which we took our granddaughters. They had fun doing the bamboo maze. Then we went into the butterfly area. At first they were scared of the butterflies landing on them on the nectar, but as time progressed they warmed up. It was beautiful and even us adults had a blast. Such beautiful butterflies with exquisite colors. Would highly recommend. There is no time limit as to how long you stay with the butterflies. We also stayed and participated in the release of new butterflies.
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Tip: Be aware the area where the butterflies are is not air conditioned. It is very hot and humid inside.

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crys103
Saint Robert, Missouri
"Amazing place, highly recommend!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 17, 2019 NEW
If you love butterflies this is the place to go! The staff is very knowledgeable. Also, the arm band that you buy when you first enter is good for 3 days!
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bookworm8
Memphis, TN
"Expensive"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2019 NEW
The price includes multiple days, but we were not there long enough to visit multiple times. We arrived just as butterflies had been released so we saw many beautiful butterflies. My son was wearing a bright orange shirt, and they were attracted to him. The building has movies, a mirror maze, a little banyan maze and a few exhibits of frogs and reptiles. there may be an outdoor area, but I did not see it. Since I like butterflies, I enjoyed the site, but it is pricey.
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jd662
Rome, Italy
"Fun for everyone! Must see! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2019 NEW
Take the time and go to this place it has so many fun things to do for the kids and family. The mirror maze was absolutely fine. The butterflies are so beautiful and from all over the world and it’s interesting to find out that you are allowed to release them from their containers and be the first ones to see them fly for the very first time. My son loved the reptile section they are from all over the world and are so beautiful. They even let you interact with one of the reptiles during certain times during the day. Must see the movies you learn a lot. Very clean place !
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Sheripat
Branson, Missouri
"Butterflies and Orchids "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2019 NEW
The ticket to this attraction allows you to visit for 3 consecutive days, so I took advantage and visited a second day. The first visit I was concentrating on feeding the butterflies and attracting them to me. (Hint: wear bright colors like red pink or yellow). The second trip to as just to take pictures of the butterflies and orchids. There are several activities for kids and some short movies. Nectar feeders are available to attract the butterflies. A great activity for all ages.
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805timothyc
Madisonville, Kentucky
"Fun for everyone "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 08, 2019 NEW
Awesome place with activities for everyone. Best part was being able to be with the beautiful butterflies from all over the world flying around and every so often landing on you. Bonus when they stopped to eat from the flower I was holding.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure

When is the best time to visit Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure?
Due to their nature, butterflies will settle in for the night starting at approximately 4:00pm. With this in mind, we recommend that families visit during the morning and early afternoon hours.

In addition, live butterfly releases happen daily at 10:30am and 1:30pm along with critter encounters at 11:00am and 2:00pm each day. Families that would like to participate in these events should arrive with enough time to spare before the events.

What is the best way to attract butterflies?

Butterflies love bright colors, so wear bright colored clothing. Also, take your time. If you are patient and careful with the butterflies, you’re bound to have one land on you or come near you.

What does the admission price include?

Admission tickets include:

  • Documentary about the Costa Rica Butterfly Farm
  • Stretching your way through the Banyan Tree Bungee Adventure
  • Passage to the Living Rainforest Science Center
  • Journey through the Emerald Forest Mirror Maze
  • Unlimited access to the Exotic Butterfly Aviary
  • Unlimited to experience all of the above as many times as you like for a span of 3-days.
What are the hours of operation?
We are open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Where is the Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure located?
We are located at 4106 W. Hwy 76, Branson, MO 65616 at the very west end of the Branson Strip.