Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom

From graceful to creepy-crawly

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What we say: 3.5 stars

One of Singapore's go-to rainy day attractions, this extensive butterfly and insect zoo offers a fun and educational experience that's sure to captivate young children.

The highlight is a large walk-through butterfly house where more than 50 species, including rare and endangered ones, frolic and enjoy dishes of tropical fruit. It's an ethereal experience to have dozens of them fluttering around you, and they might even take a seat on your shoulder or hand if you stand really still.

The exhibit is also educational with a Pupa House where you can see the bugs journey from caterpillar to cocoon and right through metamorphosis. Although it advertises only the bugs and butterflies, the "kingdom" also hosts exotic birds and reptiles to go with black scorpions, horned rhinoceros beetles and stick insects. The bugs are attended to by brave staff who take them out of their terrariums and share interesting facts. If you’re lucky, you may get a chance to handle a scorpion for yourself.

In our opinion, the admission fee to Sentosa Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom is quite high considering a visit will take at most 45 minutes — the price is almost as much as entry to the Singapore Zoo. To make the cost sting a bit less, try visiting as part of the Sentosa Play Pass which offers admission to multiple attractions for one fixed price.

More details
51 Imbiah Rd, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Opening Hours: Daily 09:30-19:00 (last admission at 18:30)
How to get there: Take the MRT to Harbourfront then board the Sentosa Monorail. Get off at Imbiah Look Out and follow the signs.
Last updated: 13th July, 2013

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