In June of 2006 The Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure opened its doors to the Branson, MO area and visitors from all over the country. Since that time this unique, one of a kind attraction has drawn thousands of visitors from all over the world. Just some of the comments from our guest have included: beautiful, peaceful, tranquil, inspirational, awesome, entertaining, educational and amazing! This has been the sentiment from the very beginning. At the completion of the construction, builder Brian Spence added the final touch to the project as he released the first butterfly into the new aviary. Upon releasing the butterfly Spence said, “Releasing the butterfly into the aviary was a peaceful moment of closure for me. This is what it was all about.” Since that time people of all ages and from all parts of the country have been to The Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure to experience this once in a life time adventure. Since the release of that first butterfly in May, 2006 over 1,000 live tropical butterflies were released into the facility’s botanical garden. Over 50-60 different species of butterflies from countries all over the world such as Costa Rica, Ecuador and Malaysia are showcased daily for viewing by our guests. This living showcase of beauty is continually changing. With the help of our staff entomologist, we import around 500+ butterflies in the Chrysalis stage per week. Those butterflies go into the “nursery” and hang there until they hatch.