Coconut Creek, FL
3600 W. Sample Rd.
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
I-95 exit at Sample Rd., then west.4 miles.
Those who wish to visit Butterfly World should look
for it in Tradewinds Park, ten miles to the north
of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It may be easily reached
via the Florida Turnpike or Interstate I-95, at
its address of 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek,
Florida 33073. Simply exit at Sample Road and head
west. Enter into Tradewinds Park on the south side
of Sample Road, only a quarter of a mile west of
the Florida Turnpike. Our butterfly house is inside
the park, straight ahead about a third of a mile.
You can also reach Butterfly
World from the Sawgrass Expressway, using the Lyons
Road exit and driving south to Sample Road. Head
east from there and you will see Tradewinds Park
on the south side of the road.
Hours of Operation:
Butterfly World is open to the public 9 am to 5
pm Monday through Saturday and 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday.
Because butterflies are "solar-powered",
we are forced to close our admission gate at 4 pm.
The butterflies are best in the morning until about
3 pm, so make sure you arrive early!
Description and Activities:
Butterfly World opened its doors to the public
in March 1988, making it the first and largest butterfly
house in the United States. The $1.2 million facility
was built by partners Ronald Boender of Ft. Lauderdale
and Clive P.Farrell of England. The facility was
built on 2.8 acres of leased county land at no cost
to taxpayers. It provides visitors with a beautifully-landscaped,
unique scientific and educational showplace that
has become one of the landmark attractions of South
Butterfly World's butterfly
house and aviaries were designed in consultation
with the famed professional designer, James Gardner
of London. The architecture is the perfect highlight
to Florida's temperate climate and subtropical setting.
This allows butterflies to be "outside"
on live exhibition year-round.
OUR GARDENS AND AVIARIES
Amidst thousands of flowers, tropical plants, waterfalls,
gardens, and classical music, Butterfly World is
a unique, breath-taking site that is one of Florida's
leading tourist attractions. It is also a popular
"field trip" for tens of thousands of
school children yearly.
The Tropical Rain Forest
Aviary is one of Butterfly World's finest attractions.
This mammoth 8,000 square foot screened enclosure
is a marvelous, open air environment within which
to enjoy the flight of thousands of live butterflies.
It is also the largest single butterfly habitat
in the world, soaring to 30 feet in height and enclosing
240,000 cubic feet of space. Inside, over 5,000
butterflies enjoy a natural rain forest environment,
complete with flowers, trees, a waterfall, a cave
and a cooling tropical mist.
As many as 80 butterfly species
from South and Central America, the Philippines, Malaysia,
Taiwan, and other Asian nations are typically found
within our aviaries. Some of the favorites include the
Owl butterfly, and the brilliant Blue Morpho.
As you leave the Tropical Rain Forest...you will enter
our extensive outdoor gardens, beginning with the Lakeside
Garden walk and continuing on to the English Rose Garden
and Secret Garden. Hundreds of native Florida species
live and fly freely outside in these gardens, and feed
on the native nectar and caterpillar food sources that
have been planted just for them. Cross the Tinalandia
suspension bridge to explore the Jewels of the Sky Hummingbird
Aviary. New for 1998, is the Lorikeet Encounter where
visitors may interact with the "clowns of the bird
world" and feed them by hand.
Our admission rates are $14.95 for adults and senior
citizens, $9.95 for children (ages 4-12). Children ages
3 and younger are free. Group rates are available as
American Express, MasterCard, Visa