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White Flight Arrives for the Holidays at The Butterfly Palace

Thousands of white tropical butterflies are calling The Butterfly Palace home again for the holiday season. This year’s visitors are called Paper Kites, said Sara Bolend, general manager of The Butterfly Palace.

“There are 20 species of white butterflies, the ones we have are from Malaysia, ” she said.

The signature white butterflies have noteworthy company this year as they take center stage alongside a very unusual holiday exhibition called “White Flight.”

Living statues adorn the walkways of the rain forest.

The art form, reminiscent of mimes, was historically practiced during medieval and Renaissance times, positioned in elaborate decoration, along procession routes visiting rulers followed as they entered ancient cities.

“We wanted to add a different element this year,” Bolend said. “The statues are interactive and make for a great photo opportunity.”

White Flight is exclusively available for the holidays through January 15. Visitors will enjoy the thousands of butterflies, twinkling lights and a giant poinsettia tree.

“Our intention is to ensure that our traditional ‘White Flight’ experience will offer something new each year, as well as bring back the popular elements that our guests love,” said Diana Herschend, owner of The Butterfly Palace. “It takes a lot of talent for our artists to consistently create the question in the observers mind – is she real?”

Information courtesy of Branson Daily News