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Trip Planner: Canada / Ontario / Niagara Falls / Butterfly Conservatory
Enter the world of colorful insects at Butterfly Conservatory, located just minutes from the world-famous waterfalls. Sheltering over 2,000 butterflies that fly freely through the lush vegetation, this modern insect zoo features a climate-controlled greenhouse, 200-seat theater, and a large gift shop. Most of the conservatory's butterflies come from farms in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Australia, and the Philippines. Special nets stretched along the conservatory's glass dome keep the fragile creatures from entangling and dying of hypothermia. Boost your chances that butterflies land on you by wearing brightly colored clothing, moving slowly, and dabbing some perfume just before entering. Put Butterfly Conservatory into our Niagara Falls online trip maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Niagara Falls.
Butterfly Conservatory reviews
We went to this attraction, since it was part of the itinerary. However, the distance travelled to this location, and the collection of butterflies present were dis-proportionate!
We went to this attraction, since it was part of the itinerary. However, the distance travelled to this location, and the collection of butterflies present were dis-proportionate! more »
I had been here years ago, and wanted to go again to see some butterflies up close and personal. It is about 20 minutes from the falls. You have to pay for parking which to me does not make sense...
I had been here years ago, and wanted to go again to see some butterflies up close and personal. It is about 20 minutes from the falls. You have to pay for parking which to me does not make sense... more »
I went with my two daughters aged 18 and 20 .... and it was the highlight of our time in Niagara. The butterflies would land on you and my daughter now believes she is a butterfly whisperer! LOL
I went with my two daughters aged 18 and 20 .... and it was the highlight of our time in Niagara. The butterflies would land on you and my daughter now believes she is a butterfly whisperer! LOL more »
The conservatory is beautiful. The butterflies are active. Getting to see so many different species is wonderful. The scavenger hunt for them is sweet. I’d love if the finding all of them meant the child earned a small souvenir. It was VERY crowded when we were there. Most people were masked, but some were not. Overall it was a beautiful place and the staff were helpful and polite. Worth the ticket price for sure.
This was a lovely relaxing experience. The butterflies were beautiful and active. Many landing on visitors which made for lovely photos. We had a wonderful time from beginning to end of our visit. Staff are lovely and helpful. We especially enjoyed the lovely gardens with it's beautiful plots of roses and Horticulture Lecture Hall. Definitely worth the visit for a bit of fresh air and to enjoy the lovely summer day. ☀️
After experiencing the mighty power of the Falls, this is a very peaceful place to unwind. There are hundreds of beautiful butterflies 🦋 flying around here in a beautiful tropical paradise. It is quite warm and humid here so it creates quite the juxtaposition from outside in the Winter or even early Spring. It is great that you can take as much time here as you like. Kids love running around here trying to figure out creative ways to attract butterflies to land on them with varying degrees of success. The hatchery area is fascinating with so many butterflies at different stages of development. There are always staff members there to answer questions too.
Just beautiful. If you live in Ontario, it's definitely one of those places you absolutely have to see once, but will probably not go again for a long time. If you're a photographer and love butterflies though, you'll probably find yourself here a lot. There are butterflies EVERYWHERE. I thought the $17/p admission fee was a bit steep but I was in town with my wife and knew it was worth every penny soon as I stepped foot into the conservatory. It was a bit cramped when busy but you'll definitely want to go if you have at least 2 hours.
Our visit to the butterfly conservatory was part of our falls pass. It was more informative and entertaining than I had imagined and the number of butterflies you get to interact with was awesome. Take your time reading the signs in the first room before heading to the butterflies and you’ll be rewarded for your new knowledge immediately as you watch the different butterflies at the conservatory. Very clean. Very pretty. See pictures or see it yourself :)
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