Among the things one might perceive while gazing at a butterfly's wings are a pair of pensive eyes, smiley faces, or the outline of the original twisty drinking straws after which they were modeled. Learn more about winged insect anatomy with today’s Groupon: for $16, you get four tickets (up to a $32 value) to The Butterfly House (up to a $32 value) in Whitehouse. Children 3 and under are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult.
The Butterfly House fills its lush indoor botanical garden with more than a thousand butterflies, creating a tranquil and meditative space for guests to relax and take in the wonderful natural variety present in a single order of organisms. Representing diverse species from the Americas and Asia, this well-traveled population of Lepidopteras likes to flutter about, sipping nectar, and basking in the sun, much like an international beach party. Since butterflies live for a fleeting two to three weeks, the facility brings in more creatures and new species regularly, making each visit unique. The knowledgeable staff helps patrons learn about every stage of this magnificent creature’s life cycle, from its awkward pupa days to the search for a mate and, in twilight, retiring from its professional nectar collecting career to pursue a nectar collecting hobby.