See a world of butterflies like you have never seen before, freely flying in a tropical garden. With Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory Gift Experiences, such as E-Gift Cards, your favourite nature lovers can spend a fascinating outing that is both educational and relaxing. Even better for visitors, the temperature is a constant 25 degrees in the middle of winter!

As magical as it sounds, guests can discover thousands of free-flying butterflies in this 10,000-square-foot indoor tropical garden. Explore the conservatory with its extensive variety of tropical plants, birds, insects and other animals. Relax at the water features to take a photo or two against the picturesque backdrop. Maybe you’ll even see butterflies emerging from their chrysalis to take flight for the first time! Then, pick up souvenirs at the gift store and complete your visit with a snack from the café.

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

E-Gift Cards

This year, you can present your family and friends with the gift of a beautiful experience at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. This gift continues to give throughout the year, to be used anytime they like!

The process is simple — when you purchase a digital gift card for your loved ones and include a written (or even video) message, the E-Gift card is ready for use. You can either send it immediately upon purchase or schedule it for later. Plus, these E-Gift Cards can be used for both online and on-site purchases. If you’re visiting the conservatory, physical gift cards are also available.

Then, with the E-Gift Card, your special person could even purchase an annual pass so they can visit anytime, all through the year. An Annual Pass to Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory pays for itself in just four visits!

Cambridge Butterfly Gift Experiences

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory Exhibits and Experiences

There’s so much to do at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory throughout the year, such as Christmas holiday activities for the kids, and permanent exhibits, including:

Live Insect Galleries — Despite their small size, insects play a crucial role in the ecosystem. Here you’ll see animals such as Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, Giant African Millipedes, Giant Cave Cockroaches, Walking Sticks, Rose-Haired Tarantula, Giant African Landsnails, and more! Get up close to exotic live insects, arthropods and even more critters.

Leafcutter Ants — Considered nature’s original agricultural farmers, Leafcutter ants create nests with hidden underground fungus gardens and interconnected chambers. Thousands of ants behave as a unit and work cooperatively in a complex society, with the queen ant and her loyal workers keeping busy all year. Watch as they cut and carry the leaves, and march along their foraging trails to tend to their fungus gardens. Kids who love insects will think it’s brilli-ant!

Moths Magnified — Get a new appreciation for the beauty of Ontario’s moths and learn about their ecological significance and the essential role they play in our ecosystem. In larger-than-life photos by Ottawa photographer Jim des Rivières that are magnified to reveal breathtaking details, you’ll discover colours and patterns that would otherwise be hidden from the naked eye.

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

When: Year-round
Time: Tuesday–Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm. Closed Mondays Fall & Spring.
Where: 2500 Kossuth Road, Cambridge

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