Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, Key West

4.8
Surround yourself with the colors and tranquility of the "flowers of the sky" at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. The conservatory, which features several climate-controlled, glass-enclosed habitats, offers a collection of more than 50 species of butterflies, as well as dozens of exotic birds and plants. Stroll through the tropical paradise of cascading waterfalls and flowering plants to admire hundreds of free-flying butterflies. Head to the learning center for more information on the life cycle and migration of these beautiful insects. Don't miss the permanent exhibit, Wings of Imagination, with its butterfly-inspired artwork. Before you visit Key West, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • It is beautiful, the weather helps the conservation of species without much effort! The place is not very big as elsewhere in the world... but worth knowing it!
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  • I loved this place. So many butterflies. Only take about 1 hour to do this. I would do this again. I got some great photos.  more »
  • Wow, what a change from ten years ago when we went to a little shop that sold butterfly art. A beautiful facility has been built up the street from the old shop that has an enchanting mix of an educat...  more »
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  • This is a great place to visit with kids, but the whole family will enjoy it. It is more fun if there are fewer people on the paths, since these are narrow. It's like being inside a well stocked and maintained terrarium, with butterflies, small birds, 2 flamingos, and some turtles. We have been many times, and are happy to go back. Your admission will also allow you to go back the same day, so you can visit more than once. They have a great butterfly themed gift shop, if you're looking for something different for a butterfly fan, young or old.
  • This is a nice stop to get out of the heat and experience a relaxing environment in the midst of busy Duval Street. It's a bit pricey for the smallish exhibit but it's pretty cool nonetheless. It's hard not to want to reach out and touch all the butterflies though! I'd recommend this place, especially for children as there is a lot to see in the space provided. Just be prepared to open your wallet again in the gift shop.
  • While this place is quaint and beautiful on the inside, the admission price was a little high for a quick walkthrough. For the admission price of about 13 bucks you walk around a greenhouse that has a winding path with a river through it. There are turtles, flamingos and a lot of butterflies. The only really cool part I liked was seeing all the cocoons on display. It is a little humid inside for those who are sensitive to heat. If you have kids, they will love it. Great photography opportunity if you like to take nature photos.
  • Beautiful. Visited to get away from the sun/rain and were pleasantly surprised. Yes, the admission fee is a little on the higher end but every visitor was smiling and I'd say that's worth it. Gift store is great! Lots of pretty pieces for your wife (hint) ‚̧
  • This butterfly atrium is magical. It is small but worth the entry fee. There is an abundance of butterflies to see and they have some birds in there also like flamingos and quail and some others I was not familiar with. You can take some amazing photos inside and the staff is very friendly.
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