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Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Cambridge
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Address: 2500 Kossuth Rd, Cambridge, Ontario N3H 4R6, Canada
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Walk amongst thousands of freely flying butterflies in a tropical paradise!...

Walk amongst thousands of freely flying butterflies in a tropical paradise! Explore insect themed exhibits including an observation honey bee hive. Fun for the whole family. Open year round.

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A Nice Visit

I take the kids here annually around February. It's a nice break from the winters for anyone who has winter blues. My only complaint is that it is simply not big enough. Other... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Chelsey V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I take the kids here annually around February. It's a nice break from the winters for anyone who has winter blues. My only complaint is that it is simply not big enough. Other than that it's absolutely amazing and relaxing. Everything seemed well keeped from the fish to the nursery. The staff are very friendly and informative. The kids really... More 

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Thank Chelsey V
Nicole C, Marketing Coordinator at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, responded to this review

Greetings Chelsey V, It is so nice to hear that you visit us often. Your continued support is very much appreciated! A winter visit is always a great way to escape the cold - the Conservatory is the perfect little tropical getaway. When we built our facility in 2001 we never thought we'd need more space, but 16 years later... More 

Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a great time there on the weekend. We enjoyed seeing the many types of butterflies flying around and enjoyed the chrysalis area. In addition to the butterflies, the quaids were fun to watch run around. We even got to see some babies in a nest which was cute!

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Thank Tom W
Nicole C, Marketing Coordinator at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, responded to this review

Greetings Tom W, Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your visit this weekend, your photos are fantastic! We're glad to hear that you had a good time - watching the quails scurry around in pairs is one of our favourites too, they're adorable! Thanks again for sending in your review, we hope to have... More 

Cambridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to the butterfly conservatory since it opened and I always have a great time here. Walking in you can look through 2 different rooms, one with displays that change regularly and have a variety of panels on the walls with hundreds of different butterfly and moth species. The other room has displays of moths, butterflies and bugs/insects... More 

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Thank Ashley B
Nicole C, Marketing Coordinator at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, responded to this review

Greetings Ashley B, We're so thrilled to hear of your support for our Conservatory. It's guests like you that allow us to keep doing what we love! We've had some pretty amazing exhibits in our galleries this past year and we're looking forward to our Egyptian exhibit coming May 1st! The greenhouse as the main attraction is so magical, even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to take kids or just enjoy a nice, peaceful afternoon. Interesting to learn about the different butterflies.

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Thank Teresama
Nicole C, Marketing Coordinator at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, responded to this review

Greetings Teresama, We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! This time of year especially, the Conservatory is such a fantastic place to visit. We'd love to see any photos you took while you were here, please feel free to share them on social media if you haven't already! Thanks again for writing your review - we hope... More 

Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our friends were married at the Butterfly Conservatory and it was a beautiful wedding. The ceremony was held in the butterfly area, under the water fall. It was a lovely ceremony. Unfortunately, this did mean there were only a few chairs- which were intended for Grandmas and Granddads- but it was a short time to stand, so it wasn't that... More 

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Thank K B
Nicole C, Marketing Coordinator at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, responded to this review

Greetings K B, Thank you so much for writing your review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed yourself. The Conservatory is such a unique and intimate venue, and looks absolutely stunning when done up for a wedding. The greenhouse is big enough for approximately 40 seated guests for a ceremony, but hold many more standing guests. It sounds... More 

Ayr, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very relaxing and lots to see. Great for the whole family. Kids of all ages will enjoy seeing the butterfly's, exploring other insects and the greenery is very stunning.

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Nicole C, Marketing Coordinator at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, responded to this review

Greetings Sandra S, We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory! The winter is such a fantastic time of year to visit, it's like a mini tropical vacation! Our insect collection has grown substantially over the past few years and we have some great bugs for our guests to meet. We show them all... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

- Took my two little ones there - They loved the place, and they learned new things about butterflies - Best to visit in winter as the inside is quite worm - Tickets were xpensive

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Nicole C, Marketing Coordinator at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, responded to this review

Greetings Khalid E, Thank you so much for sending in your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Chatting with our Interpretive Staff is the best way to get the most out of your visit - we love teaching our guests about the wonderful world of butterflies and other insects. Winter is such a lovely time to... More 

Rockwood, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I really liked this. Wear bright colours and you have a good chance of butterflies landing on you. It is tropical in there so be prepared for it being warm and a bit humid.

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Thank tayleefarm
Nicole C, Marketing Coordinator at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, responded to this review

Greetings tayleefarm, We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory! Thanks so much for writing your review, it has some good pointers in there for any guests coming for a visit. Wearing bright colours is certainly a good way to attract butterflies - reds, oranges, and pinks are best. The tropical climate is magnificent,... More 

brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Walking into this environment gives you a feel of being in the tropics. The incredible collection of butterflies is amazing and a great place to relax and read.

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Thank L7248UGpaulg
Nicole C, Marketing Coordinator at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, responded to this review

Greetings L7248UGpaulg, Thanks so much for sending in your kind words! The tropical Conservatory is certainly a fantastic little escape - especially when it's -20 outside! We hope that you'll come by for a little R&R more often, and that we'll see you again soon! More 

Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I really like this place. It's literally is fun for the whole family. I think people of all ages would find this interesting, entertaining and educational. You can spend the whole day wandering around the butterfly room, museum, gift shop and restaurant. It's a worth your time to check it out.

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Thank janelleCambridge
Nicole C, Marketing Coordinator at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, responded to this review

Greetings janelleCambridge, Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review! The Conservatory is absolutely an experience enjoyed by guests of all ages. Whether you're looking for a learning adventure or just a relaxing escape, it's all here in our tropical paradise. Thanks again for sending in your kind words. We're glad to hear that you were pleased... More 

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