A unique and educational attraction: the Neotropical Butterfly Park is a wonderful place for young and old. Walking through the tropical butterfly garden is a fairytale-like experience. The natural habitat of the Surinamese butterflies has been imitated as closely as possible, and the result is equally restful as it is magical. Good guides make sure that is it also an educational activity.
There is also an insect museum, a multifunctional space, a museum shop and a café. A very special attraction is the circular panorama, painted by Wim Eriks. You can stand in the middle and see all the beautiful aspects of Surinamese in nature in a 360-degree circle all around you.
Lelydorperweg 127, Lelydorp, Wanica
Opening hours: Tue thru Sat 08:30-15:00 hrs, Sun 09:00-15:00 hrs. Entrance until 13:00 hrs
Entrance: SRD 110 (adults), SRD 80 (children)
Tel.: ++597 (0)36 6525 / (0)889 2891
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Text: Marieke Visser
Translation: Cassandra Gummels-Relyveld
This article was previously published in Sabaku magazine, ed. 60, August-September-October. Please download the issue here.