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Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, Cambridge

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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. For Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory and beyond, use our Cambridge vacation planner to get the most from your Cambridge vacation.
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  • one a bus trip with 50 seniors, they gave us nice cool place to sit down and told us all about butterflies. Where they winter, what they eat and what should we plant for them. Very informative informa...  more »
  • First of all the staff are great, friendly and very good with the children. We took our 3 grandchildren a set off twin girls age 7and another girl who will be 4 soon. They loved it and the staff expla...  more »
  • This is a wonderful peaceful place to visit-and pretend you are in the tropics! I have one of their beautiful blue butterflies encased in glass to see every day/  more »
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  • Awesome place to take the family. My 6-year-old had a hard time sleeping the night before we went; she was so excited to go! In summer, the restaurant is worth the visit, alone! They serve local food and their own produce. The best burger I ever had was there. Even off-season, the pizza was delicious - obviously home-made. The gift shop is great, too!
  • A great place to bring my kids. My son loved it, however my daughter did not like the butterfly landing on her. A great place if you want to spend a few hours entertaining your kids.
  • Fantastic place to revel in butterflies! There really is no way to go here and not see tons of butterflies and moths of every type!! It's a bit out of the way but had many amenities including a lovely cafĂ©. Great educational experience as well. They even have an events room for booking your parties. All around a wonderful day!
  • My daughter's class went for a field trip and she loved everything about it! Friendly, knowledgeable staff, and lots to see, including my daughter's favourite: Rose the tarantula!
  • Great staff, clean building and a great way to spend an hour or two; maybe three if you visit the cafe. We went on a snowy day in early January and lucked out as we were three of an attendance of a dozen. Staff mentioned there could be (a) hundred(s) kids during field trips which I wouldn't have enjoyed but the tranquility provided today was amazing. One of the senior staff members took fifteen minutes out of her day to talk to us about the building, wildlife and answer questions and invited us back for March Break where they offer a bug-eating week. Pro Tip: Do not buy the bacon and cheese-flavored crickets from the gift shop. The salt and vinegar ones are significantly better. You can really taste the cricket!