It is not a huge greenhouse, but there are so many butterflies that it will take 45 minutes or so to walk through only once (it was incredibly hot the day we went, or we would have walked through another time or two). There are hundreds of butterflies, beautiful plants, and birds in the greenhouse, along with a very relaxing little stream and turtles.
The last part of the greenhouse walks you through the butterfly nursery, where hundreds of cocoons envelope the next generation of greenhouse inhabitants. Since the adult lifespan of a butterfly is only 10 days, the nursery is a busy place.
After the greenhouse, you can visit the gift shop, which is full of everything that is butterflies. All in all, this was a very laid-back, relaxing, and fun activity for a rainy Key West day.
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Smith's Cove, Nova Scotia
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
March 27, 2006
From journal First Time in Key West
June 6, 2005
From journal Florida Keys
February 27, 2005
Not only was it awesome to walk on the path through the conservatory, it was also an educational experience. At the end of the path was a place to read more about the program there, with information about the butterflies.
This was a wonderful find. The staff was especially friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this to anyone going to Key West.
From journal Key West
April 13, 2004
From journal Key West -- April 2004