The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory  is a unique experience.  In the Conservatory there are 100's of butterflies of many types,  a variety of exotic, beautiful birds and native plants.  It is a lovely landscaped environment where  the visitor walks a path among nature.  There is a short film that describes the mission and work of the conservatory.  The giftshop sells the typical hats and t shirts but also nature books and handmade art where butterflies are preserved in plastic cases-frames.  It is the perfect exotic keepsake or gift for the person who has everything.  Butterflies are also raised there and the visitor can see the process of the butterfly from coccoon to butterfly.