Viceroy Butterfly © PiccoloNamek
The Key West Butterfly Conservatory is like a trip through paradise, as visitors walk through the tropical wonderland filled with free-flying butterflies and brightly-coloured birds. The conservatory is home to nearly 60 species of butterfly and 20 different species of birds, all contained in climate-controlled glass habitats with waterfalls, streams and a hundreds of flowering plants. In the Learning Center, visitors can explore the butterfly anatomy, physiology, lifecycle, feeding, and migratory world of the Monarch, and get an up-close view of the caterpillars. There is also a gallery showcasing butterfly art and a gift shop selling souvenirs.
Address: 1316 Duval St
Telephone: (305) 296 2988
Opening times: Open daily 9am-5.30pm
Admission: $12 adults, $9 children 4-12 years, other concessions available