Accommodation near Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory
The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, one of the most colourful and family-friendly attractions in the city, is in the south of Key West. When you visit, look out not only for the butterflies but also for the exotic flowers and artificial waterfalls in the main hall.
You’ll be spoilt for choice with places to stay on the streets around Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. Key West has accommodation reaching from high-end resorts by the ocean to charming guest houses in classical southern style. And if you want to go further afield and find something more budget friendly, there are hotels and motels still within easy walking distance of the Butterfly and Nature Conservatory.
Visit Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory
Inside the conservatory, 50 different species of butterfly and 20 kinds of tropical bird make their home in the flowers and leaves of the unusual plants that also live there. Start your visit in the learning centre where you can watch a short film which sheds some light on the lives of the birds and butterflies. If you want more, look out for information about the anatomy of butterflies and the chance to see colonies of caterpillars feeding and growing before they become cocoons.
You could also book yourself on a tour and learn all you can from the knowledgeable guides that show you around the jungle microclimate explaining the different insect inhabitants of the glasshouse.
See the Butterflies Become Art
Head into the Wings of Imagination gallery to see butterflies arranged into works of art. Here Artist Sam Tophia has arranged these fragile insects in breathtaking kaleidoscopic formations, preserved in airtight cases.
The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is regularly voted as the best visitor attraction in Key West. Stay in the heart of the lively city and visit this colourful conservatory to see what makes it so popular. For a memento of this impressive attraction, stop by the gift shop, which sells everything from jewellery and butterfly-related artwork to books and toys.