Our year round butterfly and bird conservatory offers a one-of-a-kind experience, where one can mingle among the most beautiful "flying flowers", cheerfully chirping exotic finches, and Chinese button quail. Even experience the chance to feed butterflies from your finger tips! The Orlando Business Journal named Lukas Butterfly Encounter as one of the 25 largest tourist attractions in Central Florida.
General Admission: $6.00
Children 3 years old or younger are free
As butterflies are "solar powered" , needing to attain a body temperature over 80 degrees before taking flight, their activity is highest during sunny, warm days. Peak season is April through September.
Urban Farmhouse Gift Shop: One of our best kept secrets is our gift shop. You can find exceptional butterfly art and other nature gifts, trendy gifts and accessories, and even rustic home decor and our own line of jams and jellies. We have something for everyone! We also sell live caterpillars, chrysalises and cocoons, for your discovery and release based on seasonal availability.
Build your own butterfly garden. Lukas Nursery offers the largest selection of butterfly host and nectar plants for the local butterfly population.
Hours of operation
- 9am - 4pm Everyday (Last admission at 3:30)
- 407 - 365 - 6163 option 3
- 4,000 sq. ft. Conservatory
- Largest Variety of Native Butterflies
- Our Own Covey of Button Quail
- Aviary with Various Exotic, Colorful Finches
- Find a Unique Gift for Any Occasion
- Butterfly Garden Guide
- This guide will help you identify the particular host and nectar plants needed to create your very own butterfly garden.
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NEW Whiffer Sniffers
Collectable scented backpack clips with personality and charm! Each quality-plush character has a unique and delicious scent to match it's appearance. Perfect for backpacks, overnight bags, lockers or wherever you want them hanging around!
Lampe Berger of Paris
Wow your guests with pleasant wafting aromas. Try the revolutionary Lampe Berger that flamelessly drifts fragrances while purifying the air. Available in the Gift Shop in various styles and scents. Refills available.
NEW Lukas Nursery Jams Jellies and MORE
Check out our NEW! Lukas Nursery Jams, Jellies, Dressings, Sauces, Salsas and Spreads. All Natural and Gluten Free! From the good ole fashioned southern flavor of Vidalia Onion to the sweet tropical taste of Mango, these toppings will bring a whole new dimension to your kitchen. Find them in our Urban Farmhouse Gift Shop.
New to the Urban Farmhouse Gift Shop
Check out the new selection of coffee, chai tea and hot cocoa from Fireside Coffee Co. available in our Urban Farmhouse Gift Shop at the front of the Butterfly Encounter. The amazing aroma is just the beginning to the deliciously flavorful experience.