Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, Key West

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#1 of 1,726 in Wildlife in Florida
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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Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory Reviews

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  • This is a great place to take a small child. The walk thru is not too long and is perfect for a 3-4 year old. My grandson was enamored by the Flamingo's and the turtles. The Butterflies were...  more »
  • The park is beautifully clean and the butterfly room even has two beautiful flamingos. Butterflies are everywhere and I love that the conservatory offers education about their life cycles as well...  more »
  • A lot of different butterflies, birds and plants. The place is really beautiful and perfect for taking pictures. Definitely a little shock at first trying to remember not to swat at a butterfly. A...  more »
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  • WOW!!! Is an understatement of how fabulous this place is. It is a must visit. The facility staff was super nice. They have all you need to know and learn about butterflies. The natural conservatory area was very well maintained. The birds and plant life in the area are just to die for. I had my favorite Chinese button quail. The amount of species of butterflies and moths was quite a bit. They have on average of about 1,400 to 1,500 butterflies in the garden area. They encourage you to take pictures and experience the full place. I took about 200 photos and several videos. Price was cheap but the facility is not. You have to go.
  • My new favorite place. Loved our walk through!!! The classical music, the flamingos and other interesting birds and the impressive array of colorful butterflies surrounding you.... loved it all! And...Its right by the southernmost point of the continental u.s. so you can stop there before or after your walk through here.
  • This place was my favorite on the island. The butterflies are amazingly beautiful, and there are hundreds of them. I took some amazing butterfly pictures. They are friendly and will land on you, so be careful! At the exit look for the butterfly hatchery. It's so cool to see them bursting from their cocoon.
  • My boyfriend brought me here on our visit to key west and I loved it! I was worried he would be bored, but he actually enjoyed it. The butterflies are gorgeous (lots of different ones), there’s even little birds roaming around and two flamingos! There are also turtles, but we didn’t see them. It was a quick trip and the gift shop has lots of cute items. 😃 (We spent 30 minutes here)
  • This was so nice!!! It was a nice break from the heat. We took my 11 year old, 6 year old and 3 year old. They were so thrilled! Jim, was so helpful showing us moths and butterflies we did not even know were there. The quail were so cute and the babies were ADORABLE!!!! Highly recommend to anyone :)

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