Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
4.5
Speciality MuseumsNature & Wildlife Areas
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Fall/Winter Spring Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm Summer Hours (July 1 - Sept 2) - Open 7 days a week. Discover thousands of free-flying butterflies in our 10,000-square-foot indoor tropical garden. Our conservatory also hosts a variety of tropical plants, birds, and animals, along with several water features. Witness butterflies emerge from their chrysalis and take their first flight, tour our mounted and live-insect galleries, shop our gift store and enjoy our café to complete your visit! Our NEW insect-themed playground is now OPEN (Closed during the winter months) Access is granted with regular admission.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cheryl M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is a beautiful place to go on a chilly day. Because it was sunny when we were there, the butterflies were extremely active! And so many of them!!! Exceeded my expectations for sure. Warm, tropical environment with lots to see. But please, if you're taking young children, keep a close eye that they're not stepping on the butterflies! The young woman that greeted us on arrival and showed us around was fantastic and clearly loved her job.
Written March 29, 2024
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Ladyandtoad
Ajax, Canada104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Business
The conservatory has a prepurchase off site ticket sales programe, however we just went as walk ins at 11 m , no problem
I suggest you buy the inexpensive butterfly guide on front counter about $1.25.
Be prepared for an amazing visit from the butterflies.
There are 2 other rooms of artifacts and live spiders :).
Onsite are veery clean washrooms and a dining restauraunt , very reasonabley priced
Written August 5, 2023
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waterlooOntario
Region of Waterloo, Canada179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Great cafe and outdoor area as well. Worth the time to see if there is a school visit scheduled as you plan.
Wear bright colours or floral patterns as some butterflies landed on people or came closer to check you out.
It is hot and humid so dress accordingly. Gift shop worth a visit also.
Written June 12, 2023
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AliMClarke
Waterloo, Canada235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
A lovely place to spend an afternoon. Been visiting for over 20 years with my son. A special memory every time. If you’re lucky enough to go on a quieter day, the environment is so lovely you could spend several hours just watching the butterflies and birds in the solarium. We’re lucky to have such a gem here in this area!
Written February 22, 2023
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Shannon S
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This was the second time we have been to the butterfly conservatory. The first time was in 2005 when my children were little. It was still as enjoyable in 2022 as it was in 2005.
Written September 1, 2022
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DadFromMaine
Maine425 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Really enjoyed our visit. It wasn’t too crowded, which helped. There are two rooms full of live insects, amphibians, scorpions, etc, in cases……these are very well done, with lots of good info. Also some dead creatures in cases. Some really amazing creatures on display! Then the huge butterfly and bird space. A great variety of butterflies, birds, even some fish and we saw a turtle in the water. Staff was friendly. It was not too hot, probably around 80 degrees. Beautiful plants and water features, and you can walk behind a waterfall. Our kids loved getting within inches of a very relaxed quail who was walking around. Lots of benches to sit and enjoy the serenity. There is a cafe, which we did not use. Entrance is fairly expensive……$8 for kids and $20 for adults. We were there for 90 minutes. All in all, a very enjoyable time for kids and adults.
Written August 3, 2022
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James S
Toronto, Canada27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
What a wonderful experience! Many beautiful butterflies flying around in and open concept. A tropical garden with a pond and waterfall. Butterflies all over flying near you and sometimes they will rest on your clothes. Fun for children!
Written July 18, 2022
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Twomaples
Canada451 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
We walked into the tropics surrounded by birds snd butterflies. It was magical! So much to see and learn and photograph. Our cameras needed to acclimatize before the lenses would stop fogging up. The staff was exceptional with a shout out to Nicole for her professionalism in a variety of circumstances. Don’t leave without visiting the hissing cockroach display at the front desk! Two hours well spent, went by too quickly!
Written November 13, 2021
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OntarioCanuck1
Georgetown, Canada4,090 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Good visit during week, not many people. Best to go slow and watch butterflies and birds as they move. Great photos.
Not that big but take your time we were there about 90 minutes. Staff very friendly and helpful, if u have kids ask staff questions, one brought out Madagascar cockroach. Good displays in other rooms worth looking at.
VERY WARM so dress appropriately, there is a self serve coat room.
Used a macro lens mostly if photography your interest. No tripods allowed.
Written November 12, 2021
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jcrann
Tillsonburg, Canada366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We've been going here for a few years now with our small kids. Beautiful place, great way to kill some time with kiddos, very affordable.
Written December 7, 2020
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