The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory is located in Key West on Duval street. See over 50 different butterfly species from all over the planet as well as 20+ exotic birds all in the comfort of a glass-enclosed habitat. See the gorgeous flowering plants that attract these gorgeous flying friends and relax by the cascading waterfalls as you take in the colorful scene. This indoor paradise will allow you access to observe these wonders with plenty of photo opportunities. Please be sure to watch your step (butterflies frequently alight on the ground) and do not touch their wings.
The Learning Center will give insight into the anatomy, lifecycle, and behaviors of the Monarch butterfly. Get an up close view of caterpillars as they fill their bellies with foliage from host plants. Watch as they get plump and ready for their big metamorphosis. There is also a 15 minute film available to watch to learn more facts about butterflies.
Stop by the Wings of Imagination Butterfly Gallery which offers for sale original art work by artist Sam Trophia. The acrylic shadow boxes depict the butterfly's beauty preserved and suspended in art form in a spectrum of colors, shapes and sizes - your perfect piece of art from your vacation in Key West! Or, stop by the gift shop for some colorful, affordable memories from your visit!