Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, Cambridge

#1 of 25 in Parks in Region of Waterloo
Must see · Specialty Museum · Wildlife Area
At Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, thousands of free-flying butterflies float overhead. Within the 1,000 sq meter (10,800 sq ft) indoor tropical garden, you can witness butterflies emerging from their chrysalides and fluttering about; some may even decide to land on you. You'll find species from all over the world as well as more than 100 different varieties of plants. Tropical finches, Chinese painted quails, and red-eared slide turtles live here amidst waterfalls, streams, and reflecting pools within the garden. The site offers an on-site cafe as well, with all food locally sourced and produced. With our world travel planner, Cambridge attractions like Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and our granddaughter loved it. The cost is ok for getting out of the cold weather it was grand. The cafe is there although we never used it, it has a lot of items for consumption. Large parking lot and accessible for wheelchair.
  • Went with my 5 year old during the Bug Feast. We somehow got there 15 minutes before anyone else so had the luxury of walking through the butterfly space without other visitors. Yes, it is small compared to the one in Niagara but it is so much more comfortable in size because you are greeted with huge smiles and friendly personalities by all who work there and if you have a kid who's afraid of flying butterflies it's small enough to get through at a slow pace so they can become more relaxed and enjoy spotting fish, turtles, lil birdies. OH and the bug feast was so much fun!!!!! My kid laughed her head off watching me eat the samples and we took advantage of the two photo booths they had set up with props. So,yes it's small and some people complain about the cost but when you think about the quality of the experience and all the work that goes into maintaining the place its worth it.
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