Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, Key West

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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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  • The garden is well maintained and filled with lovely foliage. There are abundant butterflies and so beautiful.  more »
  • Has a wonderful time in our visit today. Staff was really nice and patient even with challenging visitors. They did a great job. I will be back. The conservatory is amazing with all of the butterflies...  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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