This magical attraction features over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Paths wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall and the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight! The self-guided walking tour of the Butterfly Conservatory begins with a short, informative video presentation that is close captioned for the hearing impaired.
The Butterfly Conservatory is located on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, 10 minutes north of the Falls. Over 2,000 butterflies, made up of 45 different species, call this beautiful space home. Explore 180 metres of pathways winding through a lush, tropical environment.
Our friends from the renowned Montréal Insectarium will be occupying the Butterfly Conservatory's main atrium from February 6 to March 31. This family friendly exhibition is included complimentary with your admission to the conservatory and features a variety of educational displays along with live specimens including varieties of Praying Mantis, Flower Beetles, Cockroaches and Scorpions. Click here for additional information and workshop schedules.
We Are The Insects is an optional value added exhibit, those who do not wish to view the displays can proceed directly to the butterfly enclosure.
Children 5 and under are FREE at all Niagara Parks attractions.
Parking at the Botanical Gardens is $5.00. Local residents may pay a one-time fee of $11 for an annual parking pass (increasing to $12 effective Jan 1, 2016).