Butterfly World – Coconut Creek, Florida
The world’s largest butterfly park, home to more than 20,000 live butterflies from every corner of the globe. Marvel at hundreds of exotic birds in the 6 Free-Flight Aviaries, hand-feed the lorikeets, and explore the butterfly museum and Bug Zoo! Waterfalls, botanical gardens, passion vines, and roses complete this natural habitat. Butterfly World is located in Coconut Creek, Florida near Pompano Beach.
Butterfly World encompasses 3 acres of butterfly aviaries, botanical gardens and the working butterfly farm and research center that Boender had worked years to establish. The park has expanded to include the 2 additional aviaries for a rainbow of birds and hummingbirds, an interactive lorikeet encounter, as well as a skilled aviculture care and research staff to support these endeavors.
There are thousands of live, exotic, rainbow-hued butterflies dwell in acres of waterfalls, orchids, roses, tropical gardens, hummingbirds, lorikeet, insectarium, butterfly farm and outdoor cafes.
History of Butterfly World
After moving to Florida from Illinois in 1968, electrical engineer Ronald Boender decided to actively pursue his passion, raising local butterflies at his home and recording data on each. After realizing there was a need for farmed butterflies, Boender set up a company in 1984 and went one step further, building this butterfly house along with the founder of the world renowned London Butterfly House across the pond. Enter Butterfly World, renowned globally for its butterfly farm and research facility as well as its 10 acres of aviaries and botanical gardens.
Kids especially love the “bug museum,” which features some of the insect world’s biggest celebrities — all which kids are able to touch, if they dare, with the help of an expert. More than 10,000 butterflies are on display. However, there are often far more. Because they are located in South Florida, this number remains unaffected by seasonal changes.
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm (Admission closes at 4pm).
Adults $24.95, children 3-11 $19.95, under 3 free.