Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
4.5
Speciality Museums • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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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
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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!
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Shannon S
9 contributions
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
Maine380 contributions
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
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
Canada390 contributions
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, Canada3,936 contributions
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, Canada327 contributions
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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carriesunshine
Orillia, Canada451 contributions
Oct. 2020 • Couples
I love butterflies and seeing them reminds me of my late Mother. My husband took me here on our anniversary and we absolutely loved it! Beautiful tropical feeling and amazing butterflies landed on me! Very friendly staff and COVID precautions are appreciated! Highly recommended!
Written October 18, 2020
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SesameOntario
Ontario, Canada113 contributions
Sep. 2020 • Family
Wow! Amazing place! We were warmly greeted by a front desk employee for our 2pm time slot. The facility promotes safe distance with sanitizing stations throughout. We were given the choice to visit the butterflies or insects first. Two rooms filled with living crickets, roaches, spiders, bees, frogs, etc. Both educational and entertaining. The butterflies, birds and plants were lovely. We felt transported to Costa Rica. Staff are friendly and approachable ready to educate and answer questions. Sitting on benches watching the butterflies flutter around was so peaceful. Some tickled us when they landed on our arms and head. We purchased wonderful souvenirs from the gift shop. Will try the cafe next time. Impressive property!
Written September 11, 2020
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Kayla V
9 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Family
Entering into the garden was as if you were in a movie, a magical and tropical paradise...you hear water running birds chirping and because it was winter, you had summer vibes👌
Written March 6, 2020
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deeber1956
3 contributions
Sep. 2019
Wow! what a wonderful place . I have been approximately 8 times. My father and I used to love to go and just enjoy all the plants and wonderful butterflies. Great Memories ! Staff are very knowledgable. Such a great place to take kids to learn about nature. I highly recommend
Written February 11, 2020
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