Who doesn’t love butterflies? And the best place to view them when you’re in Malaysia is at Entopia Penang!
Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm is more than just a butterfly farm with insects, over 200 species of plants, a beautiful garden and two levels of exhibits and indoor activities.
You’ll not only see pretty butterflies but come out a butterfly expert as well as learning more about many of the insects in the park.
So you can make your decision about whether to visit the Penang Entopia Butterfly Farm, we walk you through everything there is to know below and give you a full Entopia Penang review. This includes the Entopia Penang ticket price, an Entopia Penang map, opening hours and much more in this Entopia Penang blog.
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Entopia Penang Review
The Entopia Penang Butterfly Farm is one of the largest in Malaysia with over 15,000 butterflies, many insects and over 200 species of plants.
There are two different areas within Entopia. Natureland is the outdoor garden and Cocoon is the “indoor discovery centre”.
On arrival, we followed the one way path to Natureland. The centre is set up with a path to follow that makes it easy to make sure you see everything and don’t get confused.
I visited here with my three kids aged 6 – 12 years old.
Natureland is the butterfly garden itself. It’s home to far more than butterflies though with invertebrates and reptiles having their own natural habitats to live in. It’s the first place you enter when you go into Entopia.
Among the 15,000 butterflies are up to 60 different species. These butterflies are easy to spot too. As soon as you walk into Natureland, you can see them flying in the air around you.
Natureland is divided into a number of sections, not all butterfly themed, that are linked by a path that takes you around the two domes that you see from the outside of Entopia. The first section along the path is dedicated to reptiles insects and there’s a display of frogs, toads, snakes and scorpions.
From there, the path ascends into the first dome, taking you into the tree tops (sort of) and getting you closer to the butterflies.
The botanic garden like surroundings are pretty in and of themselves and feature waterfalls, ponds full of fish and some pretty flowers. These really just serve as a backdrop and playground for the butterflies. That said they really do just to fly around, so you may or may not get close to them.
We got close to some and got a good look at some others but to get a really good up-close view took some patience.
This lessened the appeal to some of us (with less patience) but it was still impressive to see some of these butterflies that you normally wouldn’t see at all.
Be warned that this place is warm and humid, even more than outside. This was another factor in us moving through here faster than we might have otherwise.
Cocoon is the indoor part of Entopia Penang. It has two floors of educational exhibits and indoor activities as well as interactive educational stations and hands-on learning activities. It is also air-conditioned which helped us all recover from the humidity of Natureland.
The educational exhibits looked at a whole range of insects from bees to earthworms and were a lot of fun. In fact, we spent just about as much time in Cocoon as we did in Natureland. Some of the stuff was hands on and some was more like play equipment.
Being more physical and interactive, it was more appealing for all the kids than the passive observance of the butterflies. It also helps that its inside and cool, so the kids were more active and engaged.
There are activities throughout the day so make sure you find out what time different things are occurring on arrival or find the latest schedule here. One option is the nature talks which are a guided tour and occur a few times a day taking half an hour.
You can also watch them releasing newly emerged butterflies as they take their first flight. This is quite cool, especially if you have kids.
There are also special bug sessions where you are able to get closer and learn more about some creepy crawlies.
Kids will also enjoy the Butterfly Race which is like a scavenger hunt as you try to find different types of butterflies.
Our visit didn’t line up with any of the cooler stuff, like the butterfly race, sadly. However the Nature Talk session proved popular with a lot of visitors.
If you get hungry when you’re on-site, there is the Tapestree Restoran (which is near David’s Garden) and the gift shop area near the exit also allows you to access the same menu.
The menu was predominately sandwiches, salads and lighter fare but there were some local options as well as a few fried options. Most options were around 25 MYR, less for some kids options, which isn’t crazy expensive in the circumstances. Drinks were from 5 MYR.
At the time we visited, the restaurant was closed but the kitchen was open allowing you to eat near the gift shop.
Entopia Penang Video Walk-Through
In the following video, you can see exactly what Entopia Penang was like when we visited here.
Entopia Penang Ticket Price
The Entopia ticket price depends on if you are buying for an adult, child (4-12 years old) or senior citizen (60+). It also depends on if you are Malaysian or not with foreigners paying more for the Entopia entrance fee.
You can pay on arrival at Penang Butterfly Farm Entopia, but you get a discount if you buy in advance here.
Klook has an Entopia promotion where the Entopia price for adult tickets is RM53.10/67.50 (Malaysian/foreigner) and children/senior citizens are RM35.10/49.50 which is a 10% discount.
This Entopia by Penang butterfly farm ticket price is correct at time of publishing but is subject to change.
Klook is generally always cheaper than buying at the venue. It is how we buy our entry tickets in Malaysia whenever it’s an option.
Entopia Penang Opening Hours
At the time of publishing, the Entopia butterfly park Penang is open daily from 9am to 6pm with last entry at 5pm.
Where Is Entopia Penang? Entopia Map
Address: C6X8+33, 830, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 Tanjung Bungah, Penang, Malaysia
The Entopia Penang location is in Teluk Bahang. This is just ten minutes drive from Batu Ferringhi. From George Town, it’s about 40 minutes. You can take a bus from either location or use the Grab app to get a taxi.
I hope you have found this Entopia review useful. Entopia Penang is one of those nature based attractions that Penang does do quite well and all of us from 6 to much older enjoyed our visit.
However, as good as it was, we did get through it in a little over an hour. We could have made the visit longer by timing it better and enjoying some of the included shows or sessions, but it is a relatively small place.
To the right person or people it is definitely worth more time. Our middle kid is much more into nature and fauna than his siblings, and he would have happily watched the butterflies for for much longer. But his siblings aren’t as patient.
That said, I’m glad we went and saw Entopia during our time in Penang.
Click here to see the latest discounted ticket prices or find the Entopia Penang website here.
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