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Butterfly Estates

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Open Now: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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 Bookstore and gift shop.
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1815 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3035
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+1 239-690-2359
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a neat place! Little shop, restaurant and a WONDERFUL butterfly house! Such a fun afternoon trip.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mmartin818
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made a stop here on my drive from the airport in Fort Myers heading toward Naples mid-morning on a Thursday. It was easy to locate with my map app and parking at the location was no problem. The maze of buildings was a bit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank trippygal23
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Although it is smaller than other butterfly sanctuaries that I have been to, it is still an excellent place to bring children and to learn more about our native butterflies. There is also a gift - garden shop next door. They sell both nectar &...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

3 of us (ages 30's and 50's)visited the butterfly estates where they breed and protect butterflies native to Florida. There were about a dozen species(changes with time of year)in a large greenhouse that also housed Koi fish and some turtles.At 10:30 AM they release butterflies...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank R1317TZdavew
Reviewed 7 September 2018

A must go to place for a relaxing respite from a hectic day. Staff so friendly and knowledgeable, Sanctuary is beautiful, so calming and peaceful. They have a restaurant on site, they change hands frequently but they have all been very good. Recommend calling if...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jo G
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The staff was very knowledgeable about the butterflies and were very patient explaining things to my young child. Nice food service on site.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank boobug2017
Reviewed 8 August 2018

A great crew, Patsy did a great job when we bought out tickets, and has a very bright , positive personality.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gordluck
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Such a charming little place with three buildings. You have the butterfly sanctuary (IF you go, ensure to check the website to see when they release the new butterflies daily!), the shop and the eatery. You only need to buy a ticket (although ALL donations...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Prakash S
RobJohnson2169, Owner at Butterfly Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

We can't thank you enough for your review and visit!

Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is such a unique experience here in Fort Myers. There are few places that I have seen in my travels and to see all the species of butterflies in one location is amazing. Great family spot.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank John_and_Steve
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Small and quaint and worth the time to experience. Very sweet and serene greenhouse setting with lots of butterflies flitting around you. Excellant photo opportunity!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cl1957
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tamshey1980
14 March 2018|
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Response from RobJohnson2169 | Property representative |
Yes! Thank you for your interest in visiting us. It is $1.00 off for everyone over 50 and veterans are always free.
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tamshey1980
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Response from Ann M | Reviewed this property |
$9 for seniors and regular adult admission is $10. Florida residents receive a discount also.
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