Trip Planner:   Canada  /  Ontario  /  Region of Waterloo  /  Cambridge  /  Wildlife Areas  /  Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, Cambridge
(4.6/5 based on 360+ 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.
Create a full Cambridge itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Cambridge

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Cambridge by other users

14 days in Cambridge & Naples BY A USER FROM CANADA December, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Region of Waterloo BY A USER FROM CANADA October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in United States, London & Cambridge BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in United States & Cambridge BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Ontario BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Canada BY A USER FROM BERMUDA August, kids, outdoors, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Edmonton & Cambridge BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Edmonton & Cambridge BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Edmonton & Cambridge BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Ontario BY A USER FROM CANADA August, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Cambridge BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Dundas, Cambridge & Kitchener BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We spend two hours looking at the butterflies and birds. My granddaughter is three and she was enthralled. The staff are very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. We stayed and had lunch in the Chyrsa...  more »
  • Our friends took us to the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. This is not only a beautiful experience but an education. The staff are passionate about their job and only to happy to share their knowled...  more »
  • A very enjoyable and even educational day out, try to visit on a sunny day, the light encourages the insects to take to the air and makes the experience all the more enjoyable. Interesting for adults,...  more »
Google
  • 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.