Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, Key West

4.8
#1 of 112 in Wildlife in Key West
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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  • We loved this conservatory. The butterflies were amazing. The flamingos were so beautiful. The foliage and greenery is stunning. I would visit this place often if I lived in the area.  more »
  • This is a small(er) butterfly exhibit but pretty. It was very busy when we visited. It's fantastic for the kids and a great indoor event in Key West to get out of the sun or on a rainy day.  more »
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  • The most spectacular butterfly house I've been to yet. High concentration of butterflies that were all very active. And 2 adorable and happy-looking flamingos living in the centre of it! Lots of little birds, with pictures telling you what they all are. The shop was really amazing too, with a whole area of display butterflies in acrylic cases, from single butterflies, to huge arrangements costing hundreds of dollars. They come with certificates that allow them to pass customs, which was great for people on holiday from abroad like us. There are smaller items in the shop also, including stained glass, candle holders, jewellery, flags, and a large children's section.
  • A lovely experience. Spring time is certainly the time to go, as the butterflies are in abundance and the birds are very active. For a place that's so small, there is certainly a lot to see. For those fortunate enough to stay nearby, admission is good for the whole day, so you can return at your leisure. A wonderful addition to the island of Key West.
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