Why Key West Was Originally Named "Bone Island

The fierce Calusa Indians were said to leave the remains of their enemies on the beaches of Key West, thus creating Key West's first name, Cayo Hueso... Island of Bones.

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Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory


During your breathtaking journey you will experience an impressive collection of flowering plants, cascading waterfalls and trees that set the stage for the “Flowers of the Sky.”


Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory FAQ's:

Question: What is the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory?

Answer: It is a 5,000 square foot (460 m²) glass-domed tropical butterfly habitat.

Question: How many different kinds of butterflies will I see?

Answer: There are about 50 - 60 species of butterflies in the Conservatory.

Question: When is the best time of day to visit the conservatory?

Answer: Different butterflies are active at different times of the day. Yet mornings and evenings are recommended.

Question: What are the hours of operation?

Answer: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily
Last ticket sold 30 minutes before closing.

Question: How much does it cost to get in?



Children 4-12 years

Under 4 years

Seniors and Military

Question: Does the conservatory offer special accommodations?

Answer: Yes, the conservatory has wedding and event accommodations.

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