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Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, Cambridge

(4.6/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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. For Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory and beyond, use our Cambridge vacation planner to get the most from your Cambridge vacation.
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  • My two grandchildren aged two and four loved it.very small area but packed with learning.Lovely to see butterflies land on your hand and see them close up.I personally love the place as it is so peace...  more »
  • A very well built and run facility. Excellent for young and old with an amazing selection of butterflies and plants. Butterlies are free to land where ever they like,,many times on peoples heads or no...  more »
  • Went to take some photos with our club before regular hours. Very helpful staff that take the time to explain things very well. Many types of butterflies and several birds around. Kids will love this ...  more »
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  • A great location to visit. The cafe has nice selection of food and nice eating area, both indoor and outdoor. The gift store is a nice size and well organized. The butterfly conservatory is tropical, calm and beautiful. It's very easy to see why this is a popular wedding location. The staff here are fantastic. Their enthusiasm comes through whenever you interact with them.
  • It was a great place, but i think they should remove the dead butterflies, because it was a sorry site. The giftshop was great and i got a ton of things like framed butterflies and chocholate covered grass hoppers.
  • Great place to visit with small children!! The place is small enough to walk around within an hour or two. Very peaceful and tranquil to enjoy an afternoon with many butterflies around you. Stroller friendly!
  • You'll feel like you're outdoors in a rainforest but you're indoors in Cambridge. A very nice spot for adults and kids. The butterfly area is beautiful. Lots of plants, water, stone and of course lots of butterflies. There is a place where you can see butterflies in various stages of their life and even see them emerging from their chrysalis. The other areas of the building have some interesting things to see too, such as insects and spiders (although mostly for display behind glass and not living). There's a great gift shop with plenty of stuff to remember your visit. The BBQ ants were delicious!
  • Very kid friendly atmosphere, great butterflies.