Out of all insects, butterflies are one of the few that many people admire. Their colorful wings, the way they flutter about, and the few times you see them in nature make them all the more attractive. So, when you fill a room with them, it’s no wonder people come flocking. If butterflies pique your interest, the butterfly conservatory in Key West is worth a visit during your stay at The Southernmost Inn.
Activities at the Butterfly Conservatory in Key West
Before you get started, a 15-minute film acquaints you with the basic life cycle of the beautiful bug before you enter the conservatory. A mural shows where the 50 species of butterflies originate, as well as marking where the annual southwest monarch migration takes place. Once you’re in the actual conservatory, feel the flutters of wings as the butterflies flap around. Waterfalls, trees, and birds make the conservatory seem more like a natural home for the butterflies, and make it more sensual for you, too. Get a sneak peek of the conservatory pre-visit by checking out the live cam.
Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory Gift Shop
Although the butterfly conservatory in Key West is popular on its own, the gift shop is in its own league. Resident artist Sam Trophia has his own following, creating butterfly inspired art for more than 30 years. Besides purchasing his intricate art, browse everything from home decor to jewelry if you want to capture the beauty of butterflies in your daily life. The best part of the shop? You can ship anything to your house from the shop instead of stuffing it in your suitcase, crossing your fingers it doesn’t break.
Visiting the Butterfly Conservatory in Key West
The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is open 365 days a year, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are also day passes, so you can leave and reenter throughout the day as many times as you like. For example, you could see the butterflies during the day, and return for a Twilight Tour to get butterfly kisses you didn’t see coming.
Key West Inns
The butterfly conservatory in Key West is just around the corner from your room at The Southernmost Inn, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t check this off your list of unique things to do in Key West. Return with all the butterfly gear you can handle and drop it off in your room before you continue your day shopping or exploring Key West. Discover more things to do in Key West with kids or adults only by visiting our website or giving us a call at 888-525-0037.