Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, Cambridge

4.5
#1 of 22 in Parks in Region of Waterloo
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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  • Apart from the wonderful butterfles the thing that makes this visit special is the staff. They are knowledgable and passionate about their conservatory . Be prepared to be Wowed by the variety and bea...  more »
  • I visit here a few times a year with my young daughter. I recommend wearing red if you want the butterflies to land on you.  more »
  • Fun place to visit on a cold day. On our first visit they had a display about edible bugs. Definitely worth checking out if/when it returns. A fairly easy drive from the GTA too.  more »
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  • My Daughter had a blast. The hands on exhibits they had were a lot of fun and the staff were friendly, engaging and knowledgeable. When its busy it can be a little tight on the walkways, so would suggest leaving the stroller at the front or in the car (if you can), there is a free coat room with lots of space. They have a little cafe but it doesn't have a lot to offer, mostly snacks and a small selection of warm food. A little pricey for what you get, however, the kids loved it and still talk about it and want to go again, so, cant really put a price on that.
  • Just bought a family membership and have already been many times with my 16-month old. Great for this age! If anything, it's a nice warm place to run around during colder months, but he also loves watching the birds, picking up worms with the spoons and looking for turtles. We've enjoyed good homemade food in their cafe for lunch (though maybe a bit pricey?) and the staff are exceptionally friendly and always willing to chat and answer questions. We look forward to many more visits throughout the year!
  • Really fun experience here. Kids will have a blast. Great place for photographers. Highly recommended. Will add more pics soon. Will definitely visit again.
  • I have gone multiple times here with seniors from LTC homes I have worked at and we are always treated respectfully even when a resident needs a little extra attention. I have also taken my niece and nephew here multiple times they really enjoy learning about the different butterflies. Most recently I took a 90 year old man there for his birthday and he had an amazing time alkyd about his trip for weeks. Thank you for making his day and every ones day that passes through the doors .
  • Lovely tropical getaway when winter Just. Won't. Leave. CafĂ© has personal pizza, salads, muffins & cookies, soups, etc., and a children's menu. It isn't cheap, but it isn't expensive either. Nice gift shop area with lots of children's games & learning activities. Free parking!
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