Butterfly Garden Miami: The Clinton Family Conservatory

A World of Fluttering Color & Tropical Plants

Hours: Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weather permitting.

Welcome to the Wings of the Tropics exhibit in The Clinton Family Conservatory, where you can see hundreds of spectacular butterflies year-round. As you explore the paths, look for exotic species of butterflies such as Heliconius, morphos, and owl butterflies from Central and South America. More than 40+ species of butterflies are continually rotated, creating a living rainbow and wonderful educational opportunities for you and your family. This exhibit is a one-of-a-kind experience made even more spectacular by the stunning display of tropical plants, flowering plants, and orchids. 


What to Expect During Your Visit to Our Butterfly Garden

When you arrive at the Wings of the Tropics exhibit, you’ll be greeted by our friendly botanical garden volunteers who will explain the exhibit’s safety and containment requirements. The conservatory is a USDA-approved facility, which requires us to follow specific containment procedures. Please follow these procedures during your self-guided tour to ensure the best possible experience for both you and our delicate, fluttering friends.

Vollmer Metamorphosis Lab

Watch butterflies emerge from chrysalises at the Vollmer Metamorphosis Lab at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Learn the process of nurturing and managing these fledgling butterflies as you witness their transformation in real time.

Enclosures near the Vollmer Metamorphosis Lab also display tropical insects, such as Australian prickly sticks, Malaysian jungle nymphs, Hercules beetles, derby flower beetles, and elephant beetles. The species on display are subject to change.

Tropical Plant Conservatory and Rare Plant House, and Whitman Tropical Fruit Pavilion

When you depart the Wings of the Tropics exhibit, exit into the Tropical Plant Conservatory and Rare Plant House. From there, proceed to the Whitman Tropical Fruit Pavilion to round out your tropical conservatory experience in Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

For safety reasons, strollers are not permitted inside the butterfly area. Stroller parking is available.