The Butterfly House at Cayman Turtle Centre is the only place on the island where you can readily view and learn about our local butterflies in their natural habitat.
We recently upgraded our previous “butterfly garden” by adding more appropriate plants, based on advice from experts at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and other sources, along with screening in the garden to create an enclosed butterfly habitat.
We have added a number of native butterflies to our garden. Species like the Fritillaries (medium orange butterflies), the Cuban Red Butterfly and the Queen Butterfly, who earned its name due to a fine gold ring around the top of their chrysalis that resembles a gold crown. We not only have the butterflies but if you look closely, you may see caterpillars as well!
Search under the leaves of the many plants and flowers and you might catch of glimpse of some recently laid eggs or even a chrysalis from which a butterfly may emerge from someday.
Chat with our animal experts in the Caribbean Aviary to answer any questions that you may have about these beautiful creatures.