We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Butterfly Estates

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1815 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3035
Phone Number: +1 239-690-2359
Website
Today
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Home of The Florida Native Butterfly Society Conservatory. A non profit...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 215 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 106
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
beautiful and relaxing

great place to experience beautiful butterflies for less than an hour. great spa music playing to enhance the relaxing environment. definitely picture and video worthy. i wish it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
lolo c
,
Newark, New Jersey
Add Photo Write a Review

215 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 207: English reviews
Battle Creek, Michigan
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We very much enjoy going when the butterflies are being released. We went (I think on a Friday) and got to release some ourselves. A great place, with fun little shops and good food too!

Helpful?
Thank Anna C
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised at how much I learned about butterflies. The folks there are wonderful and really love their work. You can see butterflies in all stages of their life and then walk into the room that the butterflies are flying all around you. I really appreciate the monarch butterflies more in my yard at home in Baltimore, now that... More 

Helpful?
Thank Winky B
Newark, New Jersey
Level Contributor
153 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to experience beautiful butterflies for less than an hour. great spa music playing to enhance the relaxing environment. definitely picture and video worthy. i wish it was bigger and someway to make it more nteractive

Helpful?
Thank lolo c
cape coral, florida
Level Contributor
83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

$7 entrance fee, with veterans and senior discounts available. Walk in and relax with many beautiful colorful butterflies all around. The meditative music, vegetation with variety of Color adds to setting. Sit and relax a while on the benches. Bring your camera as you can capture beautiful photos. Don't miss the turtles in the water features. Very informative employees and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank weiss4
WINTER HAVEN
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an unexpected treasure find during a visit with my mother in law. She wanted to lunch here - which was excellent...great food and service. Wandered into the butterfly exhibit afterwards...it is wonderful...makes you feel you are transported to a fairyland. Butterflies everywhere...and the staff is eager to share their knowledge and answer all questions. You can feel their... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carol B
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I absolutely loved experiencing the butterfly's. Although I thought I was pretty knowledgeable on them I learned several new things and they are one of the only butterfly sanctuaries that actually breeds all there own butterfly's.

Helpful?
Thank Sean K
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

A very scenic and soothing place to visit. The gardens are beautiful, the people working there love the place. It is a hidden gem in our little town.

Helpful?
Thank Tree T
Fort Myers, Florida
Level Contributor
58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Ate a light lunch outside, then viewed the butterfly house. Many butterflies. An interesting place if you enjoy seeing them up close.

Helpful?
Thank luckyg215
MD
Level Contributor
35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here to do something relaxing before heading to the airport. It was a little hard to find as it is in a fairly industrial area. But is is very well maintained and boasts a knowledgable and passionate staff. It is small and your entrance fee is tax-deductible. My favorite thing about this place is they focus on butterfly... More 

Helpful?
Thank wxfru
Level Contributor
30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

A couple of days after Hurricane Matthew my husband and I planned to visit this exhibit while in Ft. Myers. This area was outside of Hurricane and tropical storm warnings. I left a voice mail to find out when it would reopen (my call not returned). No explanation of why it was closed on doors either. Had no idea if... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tammy H

Travelers who viewed Butterfly Estates also viewed

Fort Myers, Southwest Gulf Coast
Fort Myers, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Fort Myers, Southwest Gulf Coast
Fort Myers, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Been to Butterfly Estates? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Butterfly Estates and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
7 months ago
Woburn, Massachusetts
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Butterfly Estates staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?