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 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: $12.50 adults, $8.50 children 4-12 years, other concessions available