Despite the introduction of cheaper and healthier substitutes that include margarine flies and I Can't Believe They Aren't Flies, real butterflies continue to be the go-to choice for insect purists. Savor high-quality winged things with today's Groupon: for $9, you get two admissions to Homosassa Butterfly in Homosassa (up to a $19 value). Admission is free for children ages 2 and younger.
Homosassa Butterfly aims to educate and entertain guests, providing an unforgettable, butterfly-based experience. Depending on the time of year, between 10 and 30 North American species can be found flitting about the flowers and plants of the 2,500-square-foot garden, guzzling nectar and holding dance-offs. An educational center screens movies about butterflies in a small theater and also contains numerous pinned displays and exhibits about the life cycle and behavior of the butterfly. Visitors can watch maturation in action at the chrysalis exhibit, a display case full of caterpillars desperately trying to turn into beautiful butterflies before their next high-school reunion shames them once again.