The Florida Native Butterfly Society (501c3) A nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect & raise our Florida Native Butterfly species through education, preservation & creating more green space.


Mission: Our Southwest Florida educational facility is providing the appropriate educational programs and research projects that are helping butterfly populations flourish throughout our state! We thank you for your support of our facility and operation.


A vital part of your experience with us is our in house garden presentations. We focus on giving a visitor the educational tools they need to incorporate the necessary elements it takes to invite nature into their own backyards. Discover what is needed to attract hundreds of butterflies to your garden!


We are actively raising and releasing hundreds of butterflies each week to share with our guests the amazing life cycle of butterflies. We are one of the few facilities in the nation that can actively breed Lepidoptera because we do not have exotic species. Our focus is our incredible diverse and beautiful Southwest Florida Butterflies and Moths.


We hope to give our guests the information, education and inspiration to get outside and plant butterfly gardens no matter where they reside. It truly is a remarkable feeling when you transform your yard with colorful blossoms and a healthy butterfly population.


Annual members of The Florida Native Butterfly Society receive 10% off at all Shops at The Butterfly Estates.


A vital part of your experience with us is our in house garden presentations. We focus on giving a visitor the educational tools they need to incorporate the necessary elements it takes to invite nature into their own backyards. Discover what is needed to attract hundreds of butterflies to your garden!

We are actively raising and releasing hundreds of butterflies each week to share with our guests the amazing life cycle of butterflies. We are one of the few facilities in the nation that can actively breed Lepidoptera because we do not have exotic species.


Our focus is our incredible diverse and beautiful Southwest Florida Butterflies and Moths. We hope to give our guests the information, education and inspiration to get outside and plant butterfly gardens no matter where they reside. It truly is a remarkable feeling when you transform your yard with colorful blossoms and a healthy butterfly population. Annual members of The Florida Native Butterfly Society receive 10% off at all Shops at The Butterfly Estates.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! The Florida Native Butterfly Conservatory (501c3) Tax Deductible Conservatory Entry Fee Schedule:


As of December 1, 2017


Adults 13 and above - $10.00 

3 to 12 Years - $6.00

Children Under 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.

University or College Students $7.00 with valid student  I.D. Card

Military (Veteran or Active Duty) with Valid ID receive Free Admission
​Group rates available - Call 239-690-2359 for further information


Support the Florida Native Butterfly Society (501c3) and become an annual member.

Annual members receive email notifications of upcoming events, special early hour access to individual guest speakers.


​Admission Best Deal: Annual Individual Members - $30.00


Couple Membership - $45.00 Annual


Annual Family/Friends Membership - $75.00 Annual

Family Members consist of up to seven individuals of your choice. Each person on your list will receive all the benefits of our regular annual members!


Gift Certificates are available for that special gift you need.  Group rates are available for educational field trips, travel tours and organizations. Please call 239-690-2359 with the number in your group that you require for special rate pricing and butterfly presentations.

Our 3,615 glazed glass conservatory is the only facility of its kind that is dedicated to safeguard of our incredible and diverse native butterflies of Southwest Florida. Our primary goal is to educate our guests on the importance of building butterfly habitats and protecting our natural environment where ever they may reside. 

Unlike most facilities, we are allowed to breed butterflies. This gives our visitors as chance to witness the entire process of metamorphosis. We are actively breeding several different species throughout the year. This is contingent on the time of the year and weather conditions.

This project was privately funded by Lee County residents Jerry and Gail Johnson and public donations. The building was commissioned by Rough Brothers of Cincinnati, Oh.  in 2008 and home to the The Florida Native Butterfly Society a Non Profit Organization (501c3).Our facility relies on donations to allow our staff and volunteers to continue our mission. We thank you for your visit and hope that you will build a butterfly habitat where you live!

Please Note:Butterflies are extremely sensitive to temperature and will not fly in rainy or cold conditions.

What to Expect

A friendly greeting.

We want you to feel at home when you visit.

 

Genuine concern.

Every one of us is eager to teach you more about butterflies.

 

Professional service.

Our staff will provide the expert ideas on what to plant in your garden.

A Word About Our Non Profit Organization


Attn:   College and High School Students – Needing Volunteer Hours?
           Retirees and Gardners – Looking to lend a helping hand?
           College Students looking for an Intern Program Opportunity?
For more information please contact us at volunteer@floridanativebutterflies.org

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