Wild Ontario Exhibit Returns to the Butterfly Conservatory

February 20, 2018

Niagara Parks

Niagara Falls, ON – Curated by Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo and first introduced last spring as part of Niagara Parks’ Ontario150 celebratory programming, the bilingual exhibit introduces visitors to various species of mammals, amphibians, birds, fish, reptiles and invertebrates that are all native to Ontario. Panels and displays also explore Ontario’s three different Ecozones: the Hudson Bay Lowlands, the Ontario Shield and the Mixed Wood Plains, as well as the regions and habitats that can be found within these Ecozones.

With live animal demonstrations led by staff from Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo, the exhibit offers interactive elements and unique anecdotes about species that may be found in your own neighbourhood, as well as the important role that many of them play in maintaining and preserving our environment.

This year’s Wild Ontario exhibit will feature yet another incredible lineup of live animals all native to the province of Ontario including: a barn owl, American Kestrel, porcupine, skunk, wood turtle, spotted turtle, grey tree frog, yellow spotted salamander, bullfrog and more.

Admission to Wild Ontario is included with regular admission to Niagara Parks’ Butterfly Conservatory, which is open year-round and home to over 2,000 free-flying tropical butterflies. Stone pathways wind through a lush jungle paradise, passing by trickling waterfalls, exotic vegetation and the emergence window, where new butterflies leave their pupae and prepare for their first flight within the glass walls of the Conservatory. Adult admission is $15 and child admission (ages six to 12) is $9.75. Children five and under are free. For more information, please visit niagaraparks.com/butterfly

Niagara Falls Wonder Pass

Planning a daytrip to Niagara Parks? The best way to save on multiple Niagara Parks attractions is by purchasing the Niagara Falls Wonder Pass. All passes include admission to: Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara’s Fury, the Butterfly Conservatory and the Floral Showhouse, as well as two-day transportation on the WEGO bus system and two consecutive days on the Falls Incline Railway. Price: $25 for adults; $17 for children ages six to 12 and children five and under are free! Please visit niagaraparks.com to purchase your Wonder Pass online.

Niagara Parks

Niagara Parks

The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.