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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  • Can't begin to describe how beautiful this place was. Didn't expect it to be as amazing as it was, but walking through felt magical! It may look small, but I could've spent a long time in there. There...  more »
  • My family enjoyed this visit very much. We went back to be sure that other family members visiting had a good time and once again it was extremely special to spend time with the butterflies, the birds...  more »
  • An amazing visit. Look for discount tickets in local magazines or get senior or military discount. hundreds on all types of butterflys in a loose, natural setting. Great for kids and adults.  more »
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  • The only butterfly garden I've been to that has two beautiful flamingos that will playfully sift through your hair with their beaks if you let them. Seriously, try it. The butterflies are beautiful and fun to observe, no matter what your age. The flora is just as pretty as the butterflies and it's very well manicured. There are also a collection of exotic finches to spot, as well as turtles. I highly recommend it,
  • This place is magical. Butterflies flying all over us with some new age music playing in the background. It is small but so well maintained. A couple of Flamingos in mating mode.Not too crowded when we went (early am). Beautiful gift shop. Friendly employees. You MUST visit if you want to relax and be one with Nature.
  • Awesome little butterfly and bird habitat. Not too expensive and plenty to see for the price of admission. The butterfly artwork that is available upon exit is stunning. The only thing I saw that had a negative impact was a family that did not control their children. The kids get understandingly excited but the parents need to keep them from chasing little chicks and trying to catch the butterflies.
  • A tranquil, magical place! This is my only visit to a butterfly exhibit so I don't have anything to compare it to but I was blown away by the number of beauties there were floating around everywhere! The habitat was filled with beautiful flowers and a variety of species of birds. There was also a water feature with a few turtles. I took my 10 month old and two year old. The baby was mesmerized watching the butterflies and the two year old liked exploring and seeing all of the different animals as well as sitting on every bench/seating space available.
  • It was a beautiful little oasis in the middle of paradise. There's something surreal when you're surrounded by beautiful floating, flapping and flying wings. This is what heaven must look like. I wish they were open longer. I didn't want to leave. And the gift store was amazing. There was so much to see that I'd just stand in one spot and slowly turn in order to catch as much of it as possible. I had visited many years ago and they've still managed to maintain this place impeccably. Well done!

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