"The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservancy" Top 5 Page for this destination Butterfly Conservatory Tip by grandmaR

Butterfly Conservatory, Key West: 11 reviews and 28 photos

  One of the beautiful butterflies
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  • One of the beautiful butterflies - Key West
      One of the beautiful butterflies
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  • Bob walks from the parking lot - Key West
      Bob walks from the parking lot
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  • Butterfly up by the conservatory windows - Key West
      Butterfly up by the conservatory windows
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  • Butterflies and birds share apple slices - Key West
      Butterflies and birds share apple slices
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  • A butterflies that likes Bob's red shirt - Key West
      A butterflies that likes Bob's red shirt
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I hesitated to come here - we have been to other butterfly places in Costa Rica and Belize, so I thought this would be more of the same, but it turned out to be the best one of the bunch. In the first room there are exhibits with live caterpillars munching away, and also a 15 minute video tape about the life cycle of butterflies.

Then you go into a very warm and humid glass conservatory with a multitude of flowering plants, and also some birds - no hummingbirds like they had in Costa Rica - that was a much bigger place. But they had some yellow and orange finch type birds (not insect eaters), and some little quail, a turtle, and big fancy finned koi in a pond. Plus of course all the kinds and colors of butterflies that you could imagine.

Right away, a butterfly came and sat on Bob's shirt (which was red), and one lighted on his head later. They have a mirrored room on the exit so you can check to see if there are any hitchhiking butterflies. I got almost 20 good close-up digital photos of the butterflies

Conservatory Hours
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily
Last ticket sold 30 minutes before closing

Gift Shop and Gallery Hours
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM daily
Admission Prices

Adults $10
Children 4-12 years $7.50
Under 4 years Free
Seniors and Military $8.50

Address: 1316 Duval Street
Directions: On the Atlantic end of Duval Street. There are some parking places in the back, and the Bone Island shuttle stops in front of it.
othercontact: (800) 839-4647
Phone: (305) 296-2988
Website: http://www.keywestbutterfly.com/index.htm

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 5, 2005
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