Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom

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Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom, Singapore Overview

Established as an outdoor conservatory, the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom is located at Imbiah on the Sentosa Island of Singapore and is home to more than fifty varieties of butterflies, beetles, macaws and a plethora of colourful insects. Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom is a perfect place for both adults and kids to learn and get a first-hand experience on butterfly metamorphosis and a complete package for the nature lovers, animal lovers and bird lovers.

Unlike other Malaysian butterfly farms that nurture only the indigenous varieties, the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom in Singapore harbour local varieties along with more exotic species like Ornithoptera of Sulawesi and other foreign ones. The park is not only about these fluttering butterflies but also jungle parrots, snakes and lizards with iguanas at the aviary being the star attraction. With the backdrop of rainforest and the lush greenery, Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom is preferred by people for kids’ birthdays too as they play fun games while interacting with the setup.  

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Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom Timings

Sunday to Saturday - 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Snack Bar operation hours - 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Guided tour - 2:00 PM every day
Photo Opportunity with STARS (daily programme) - 3:00 PM to 3:20 PM
Pupa hanging (Tuesdays and Thursdays) - 4:00 PM
Butterfly release (Saturdays and Sundays) - 3:00 PM

The time for the last admission in the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom is 6:30 PM. Sometimes it can be 5:30 PM too. 

Entry Fees

Adult above 13 years of age - SGD 18
Singaporean adult above 13 years of age - SGD 14.40
Children from three years to twelve years of age - SGD 12.60
Singaporean children from three years to twelve years of age - SGD 9
Children below three years of age (any nationality) - Free of cost

Tip - Buy entry tickets online to get an additional discount of 10% over and above the rates stated. Also, there is no cancellation once the tickets have been booked.

Attractions at Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom

Pupa House - The Pupa House is a glass exhibit where butterfly pupae are preserved. The pupae are at an underdeveloped stage. The Pupa House has a controlled environment which is fit for butterfly metamorphosis.

Butterfly Aviary - At the Butterfly Aviary, one can find themselves being accompanied by hundreds of butterflies all the way. However, the majority of them are either mounted on a wall or board or kept in exhibit boxes.

Animal Encounters (Iguana and Bird Aviary) - After the butterfly aviary, make way to the Animal Encounters which is essentially an Iguana and Bird Aviary. As the name suggests, Iguanas are the main attraction here. This area is lush green with tall trees and a small stream running through and through giving it a feel of a tropical rainforest. Apart from the Iguanas, one can also find Parrots and Toucans, Lizards and Snakes.

Insect Kingdom Museum - A small footpath connects the Animal Encounters with Insect Kingdom Museum. The Insect Kingdom Museum looks like an underground cave where one can find enormous board mounted displays, glass exhibit cases of Beetles and Scorpions, Tarantulas along with some beautiful butterflies. The World of Beetles is also located in this section. It is actually a wall with cases fitted into them that display a wide variety of Beetles. Furthermore, there is a huge map displaying information about Beetle and Butterfly fossils. Do look out for the “Insect Revolution” to study the evolution of insects and their fossils dated back a million years. Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom organises stage shows twice a day to give information and get the visitors more acquainted with these life forms and their evolution.

Vintage Point and Tortoise Point - These two points are a must-visit for more insights on the living beings that the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom houses.

Note - Do not miss the Firefly Enclosure Show as it highlights the fireflies as a hero of their valued insect collection.

Guided Tours at Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom

The park makes a special effort by holding learning programmes and guided tours on a daily basis at 2:00 PM. Photo opportunities are also presented during the tour from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
The Pupa Hanging is held on Tuesdays and Thursday at 4:00 PM.
The Butterfly Release is held on Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 PM.

How to Reach Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom

Sentosa Express- Alight at Imbiah Station
Bus- Bus No.123; Alight at Merlion Plaza
Intra Island Bus- Sentosa Bus A; alight at Imbiah Lookout
Cable Car- Take the cable car from Harbourfront Tower 2 or Mount Faber Station and alight at Imbiah Sentosa Cable Car Station.
Car Park- The nearest car park to the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom is the Imbiah Lookout Car park.

Tips

  • Wheelchair facility is available for the specially-abled people. 
  • It is claimed that there are more than fifteen thousand live butterflies in the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom. However, this largely depends upon the availability of the pupae from the supply chain. On a normal visit, one can find somewhere around two hundred live butterflies fluttering around.
  • Follow the map of the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom to avoid landing up at strange dead ends. This will save you a lot of time.
  • At some places in the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom like the Pupa House, the posters, signages and pictures are false and misleading. Cross-check the information that is on display. 
  • There is a lot of artwork on display that is made of dead butterflies and beetles. This might be disturbing for a few visitors. Skip this if you are one of them.

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