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Butterfly Estates

#12 of 113 things to do in Fort Myers Features Animals
1815 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3035
+1 239-690-2359
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A Beautiful Place to Visit

This butterfly conservatory is not large, but you can obtain a wealth of information from the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Arvilla F
Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
Beautiful Little Conservatory!

We were greeted very warmly by one of the guides who then proceeded to give us an overview of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael D
Bonita Springs, Florida
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Home of The Florida Native Butterfly Society Conservatory. A non profit organization dedicate to protecting, preserving and populating Florida's Native Butterflies! Visit our two restaurants, Gulf Coast Bookstore and gist shop.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1815 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3035
+1 239-690-2359
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This butterfly conservatory is not large, but you can obtain a wealth of information from the knowledgeable people on staff. They raise all of their own butterflies, do all of the research for the host plants, grow the plants, etc. They release their newly emerged...More

Thank Arvilla F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted very warmly by one of the guides who then proceeded to give us an overview of the lifecycle of the butterfly...very interesting and visually stimulating. It was air conditioned in this area. Then we moved into the conservatory...the gardens were absolutely beautiful...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This educational center is run by a non profit group. A peaceful place to learn about local butterflies. They also sell plants that are attractive to butterflies.

Thank kaassouffle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful educational facility that teaches patrons about local butterfly species. Just walking through the little garden path and sitting the glass constructed version of a gazebo setting fills one with a sense of calm and renewal. Tracy is a knowledgeable and most engaging guide. viewing...More

Thank Lois P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A totally enjoyable relaxing inexpensive morning! Everyone was so helpful and friendly and we saw so many butterfly's! Great for photographers! Very peaceful with beautiful plants and music!

Thank Fireside3351
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Butterflies were fluttering everywhere in the plant-filled greenhouse. We saw a variety of local species & enjoyed watching them flit from flower to flower. Staff members graciously answered our many questions about the types of butterflies, host & nectar plants. We also saw various caterpillars...More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 12 May 2017

It was a rainy day and we were looking for last minute change in activities for the day. We came to find that on cloudy days the butterflies are not always out, even though the conservatory is indoors. However, we still saw a ton of...More

2  Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Had a great time with wife and 3 y/o daughter this afternoon. Guide was knowledgeable and sweet. Cashier gave me free admission because I am a veteran. Great opportunity to teach our young one on the life cycle of the butterfly. Several exhibits with butterflies...More

1  Thank Shajan K
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Spotted this place advertised in a magazine in Fort Myers so decided to go. The staff were so friendly and enthusiastic. I love butterflies so it was nice to see the circle of life all in one place. To see the butterflies flying all around...More

1  Thank 650Andrew51
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Friends told us about this place . I love nature and pictures and where better to go?! We were there for over an hr but could just sit and enjoy more.

1  Thank db55901
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Gary L
Is it pet friendly?
2 March 2017|
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Response from RobJohnson2169 | Property representative |
How much does it cost?
23 April 2016|
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Response from Cabdg | Reviewed this property |
Adults 13 and above - $7.00 Ages 2 to 12 Years - $4.00 Children Up to Age 3 Years Are Free! Florida Residents Receive $1.00 Off Admission with a valid Florida I.D.! Over Age 50 Receive $1.00 Off Admission. Students Receive... More
Rachel B N
Is your facility wheelchair friendly? Thank you kindly.
12 July 2015|
Response from Swampcabbage | Reviewed this property |
A standard manual or power wheelchair can fit on the narrow paths and bridges, however everyone else will have to wait for you cross. If it is crowded (usually) that makes it very difficult. It is "accessible", but not... More