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Butterfly Estates

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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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1815 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3035
+1 239-690-2359
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Receptionist was informative and welcoming. Gardens themselves were lack luster. Needs some work in and out. Inside staff seemed annoyed with questions. House and grounds need attention but can't do it without our support. Bring friends and family.

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Where lotta fun visiting butterfly estates! We learned all about the life stages of butterflies. Got to see newly emerged butterfly being released. Even got to see one butterfly shortly after he emerging from the cocoon. Make sure you stop at the gift shop next-door...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lorip849
Reviewed 14 December 2018

We truly enjoyed the butterfly sanctuary as a quiet, peaceful place where we learned so much that we never knew before about butterflies. Everyone is friendly, and the sanctuary was beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark A
Reviewed 12 December 2018

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 26 November 2018

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
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14 March 2018|
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.
13 March 2018|
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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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3 March 2017|
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