Schmetterlinghaus Vienna: The Imperial Butterfly House

I’ve got a ton of posts to crank out on our family vacation to Sicily and Salzburg.  I’m hoping to get my butt in gear.  Here’s a quick peek at what I expect to cover:

Our kids have always loved butterfly exhibits wherever we travel.  Butterfly houses are frequently found in Caribbean cruise stops, and they’re usually quite expensive.  In our brief research about Vienna, we learned of The Imperial Butterfly House.  Since it was raining, the butterflies were a natural fit to occupy some time.

Adult tickets were €6.50 while tickets for children were €3.00.

The Imperial Butterfly House is located near the Burgring and Kartner Ring Opera House light rail stations as well as the Museumsquartier, Karlsplatz, Herrengasse and Stephansplatz U-Bahn stations.

The museum doesn’t take up the whole glass atrium.  Well, at least the parts open to the public don’t.  We were struck by two things.  This butterfly museum was a bit on the small side compared to others we’ve visited.  And, there really weren’t a lot of butterflies.  The latter was a bit more concerning.

Now, butterflies generally don’t live all that long.  So, we may have just hit the museum at a time when they were waiting for “new arrivals”.  For the most part, though, we were underwhelmed.  We did manage to capture a handful of good photographs.

The Final Two Pennies

We’d probably pass on a return trip to the Imperial Butterfly House.  If it’s raining, it can be a good way to kill a bit of time.  But, I’d probably choose the Haus des Meeres, which I’ll be writing about next.  You can find more information about tickets on the Butterfly House website.

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