Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, Cambridge

#1 of 25 in Parks in Region of Waterloo
Must see · Specialty Museum · Nature / Park
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 »
  • 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...  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.
  • What a nice relaxing, interesting visit. And warm on a blustery cold day. It is a little small but mostly in the context that it would be nice to see a bigger space given what a great job they've done with this one. Everyone was extremely nice. The price is a little high but not a show stopper. Definitely give it a try.
  • My husband and I had an incredibly magical, short and sweet wedding (it was an evening ceremony with a dessert reception), with about 150 guests, last night at the Butterfly Conservatory. Cayla and Shannon's management of the event was invaluable. They were extremely attentive and flexible. I felt like everything was completely under control with them at the helm, assisted by the rest of the fantastic staff. The venue itself was nothing short of enchanting. On a dark and cold February evening, with the main overhead lights off, lit with twinkle string lights, it was like a warm, cosy, magical oasis filled with everyone we love. The food and drink service was flawless, and even though we were not serving alcohol they were still happy to serve a custom mocktail that we requested. At the end of the night all of our things were quickly packed up for us and we were on our way home. All of our friends and family raved about the location, and how gorgeous everything was. Highly recommend, we have decided to have all of our weddings there 😉.
  • This place needs to add some more interaction for guests. It was my 4Th time here and the rice paper butterflies in 1000s were no where to be seen! I wouldn't pay more than $5 for the experience and I ended up paying $33 for me n 2 kids :(

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