A retired 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.
Visiting England in 1985, Ronald met the founder and owner of the London Butterfly House Clive Farrell, and decided to create his own facility in Florida, entering into partnership with Ferrell.
Butterfly World, a public attraction and also a research facility and a butterfly farm located in Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek, Florida, United States, opened in 1988 .
The largest butterfly park in the world, and the first park of its kind in the Western Hemisphere houses around 20,000 live butterflies from different native species to exotic specimens from around the globe.
Visitors are welcome to view the laboratory where the butterflies are raised, and you can observe the different stages including eggs, caterpillars, and pupae.
Beautiful “rain forest” garden layouts with flowering tropical plants, fountains, ponds, waterfalls and pleasant calming music creates the tranquil atmosphere that allows you to relax and just appreciate the surroundings.
Enjoy the amazing free flying birds in the aviaries
Lories and Lorikeets thrive on pollen and nectar, the same diet that the butterfly and hummingbird enjoy.
This tropical oasis is a great place for kids and adults, fun and educational.
The Museum/Insectarium and The Bug Zoo
There is also a nursery where you can purchase butterfly attracting plants and fruit trees.
The snack bars offer hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, ice cream, and variety of non-alcoholic drinks.
Address: 3600 West Sample Road, Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek, FL 33073 www.ButterflyWorld.com