Butterfly World is located in Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek, Florida. It opened in 1988, and is the largest butterfly park in the world, and the first park of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. The facility houses around 20,000 live butterflies.
After retiring from a career as electrical engineer, Ronald Boender started raising butterflies and their food plants in his home in Florida. In 1984 he established MetaScience to help supply farmed butterflies to zoos and universities. After having visited England in 1985, where he met Clive Farrell (founder and owner of the London Butterfly House), he decided to create his own facility in Florida. Boender and Ferrell entered into partnership and started planning the facility, which was to be a public attraction, but also a research facility and a butterfly farm.
Butterfly World opened on March 28, 1988. Since then it has expanded to include the largest free flight hummingbird aviary in the United States, a Lorikeet Encounter, and an aviculture research center.
3600 W. Sample Road
Coconut Creek, Florida 33073
|Interest:||Children, Young Adults, Adults|
|Directions:||Butterfly World is located 10 miles North of Fort Lauderdale in the city of Coconut Creek. It is easily reached via Interstate I-95 (Exit 39) or the Florida Turnpike (Exit 69)|
From I-95 – Exit 39: Head west on Sample Road. Travel approx. 3 miles. Turn left to enter Tradewinds Park, and continue on the park road for 1/3 of a mile to the entrance to Butterfly World.
|Hours:||OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK|
9:00am – 5:00pm Monday-Saturday; 11:00am – 5:00pm Sunday
Admission closes at 4:00pm daily
Hours are subject to change due to weather. Please call 954-977-4434 for an update.
The Butterfly Flight area and the Lorikeet Encounter close at 4:30pm daily
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas
|Time to Spend:||3 hours|
|Cost:||Adults and Seniors $32.50|
Children (ages 3-11) $22.50
2 and under are FREE
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