Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, Cambridge

4.5
#1 of 18 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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  • I was here for a wedding a few months ago. Great venue. Excellent staff. It was a beautiful spot for a wedding venue - enhanced by two birds walking by as the minister pronounced the couple husband an...  more »
  • Kids were interested and enjoyed it from start to finish. Lots of butterfly and other items to look at. Great shop to purchase items to learn more about you saw and remember you trip.  more »
  • We took the kids over March break. There were lots of other people there but it wasn't crowded. The kids were so interested to see everything. There were butterflies at different stages of metamorphos...  more »
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  • 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 .
  • SOOOOOO beautiful. It's such a nice and warm environment. A great place for friends, families and crowds. It was pretty packed. The insects and birds are amazing. Ive done things that I never thought I'd do like touch roaches and worms that look like large maggots. I'd love to go again. Lovely place. Reason I'm rating it a 4 is just because the staff could have been better, in terms of being more approachable. They pretty much just stood around didn't explain things to get your interest other than a few people. It was comforting and inviting for the staff that did.
  • I went during the Egypt and East Africa exhibit. Wonderful space to enjoy the butterflies and so many I have never seen before. A very peaceful and relaxing place. I went early in the day mid week, so it was not very busy but the butterflies were very active. As time passed a number of people with children and grandchildren arrived. Kids seem to find it fascinating as much as adults. The exhibit rooms have more to explore if your interested in more than just butterflies I am not from the area but I would stop again.
  • Such a beautiful spot. We love to bring our kids here, even though they are very young, because there is always so many species of butterflies and beautiful birds to see! Our oldest is almost 3. The staff is very helpful and informative - they often walk around with different bugs for all to see. There's also a spot to look at the chrysalis and sometimes you'll see butterflies emerge. A great place to take pics as well!
  • Very pleasant experience! The indoor garden is fantastic and the butterfly selection was great. We did the circuit several times, and saw something different each time. The galleries were good, too.

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