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: $5.00
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 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.
Stocking Stuffers and So Much MORE
Finding the perfect gift for that "hard-to-buy-for" individual can be a challenge. Look no further! Our gift shop has one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone!
NEW Glass Chrysalis Jewelry
Now available in The Gift Shop. Handmade, flameworked jewelry by glass artist Jude Rose. The delicate, realistic detail with 24k gold embellishments is breathtaking. Dangling from a 14k gold-filled chain, these beautiful pendants are sure to catch everyone's eye.
Holiday Gift Shop
Visit our Gift Shop for Unique and Notable Holiday Gifts. Gifts for everyone, even that hard-to-buy for person! Find the Gift Shop at the front of the Butterfly Encounter.