Is Butterfly World worth the admission price? Should I take the Family? Will Granny and Aunt Martha like it? What about the kids? Will they be entertained? The answer to all these questions is YES!
Butterfly World sounds like such a simple concept and it is, but it is also fascinating, unusual and a crowd pleaser for all ages. Where else can you go to see butterflies from all over the world grouped together and flying right next to you?!? There is even a Butterfly World official guide that has a Butterfly Identification Guide in it that the kids will love. They can check off all the butterflies they see along the way.
When you enter the facility, there is a display area which show cases the life cycle of the butterfly. There are caterpillars and cocoons. Your handy Butterfly World Official Guide has a page dedicated to explaining the life cycle of the butterfly.
As you travel through this beautiful garden, you will notice exotic botanicals! Some of the most beautiful flowers from around the world. There are different species of orchids, Lipstick Tree, (when you see it, you’ll know why it is named lipstick), African Sunflower, a variety of Passiflora, and much more. These flowers have brilliant colors and exotic shapes. Oh and don’t let me leave out the music. There is the most relaxing, amazing music through the exhibit!
Right when you think you’re getting bored, there is The Jewels of the Sky Aviary. This is such a treat, because there are hummingbirds flying to and fro right in front of you! Make sure you look up because some of the hummingbirds like to fly little higher than the others. It’s amazing to watch the faces of the kids as they encounter these beautiful little birds. This is such a unique experience because if you catch a glimpse of a humming bird in the wild, they fly so quickly it is hard to observe them. In Butterfly World you will find it hard to pull yourself away. I could have sat for hours on the bench and just watched the little iridescent birds flutter around me!
Don’t miss out on the Lorikeet Encounter! The kids will especially like this. For a small fee, you can purchase some nectar that the birds will sit on your hand to come and drink. Sometimes they will also sit on you head! My kids loved this!
Butterfly World is wholesome family fun for all ages! Don’t tell the kids, but it is super educational! This is hands on learning. This is a mini vacation by itself. If you are a resident, I would highly recommend an annual pass. If you are stressed and need a quick get away, this is it. Take an hour and when you come out you will feel renewed!
Don’t miss out on Butterfly World it is worth every penny! (Psssst….you can find coupons on their web-site at www.butterflyworld.com )