Butterfly Conservatory

Located on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, visitors to the Butterfly Conservatory are transported to a tropical paradise full of lush vegetation, trickling waterfalls and thousands of vibrantly coloured butterflies. Over 2,000 butterflies, made up of 45 different species, call this beautiful space home. The self-guided walking tour of the Butterfly Conservatory begins with a short, informative video presentation.

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    Approximate Duration
    90 min.
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    Self-guided Experience
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    Snack Bar Available

Attraction Features

Emergence Window

Emergence Window

180 metres of pathways wind through the glass-enclosed Conservatory and lead to the emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and dry out their wings before they take their first flight.

Butterfly Species

Butterfly Species

Many of our butterflies are imported from tropical regions around the world. Approximately 60% of our butterflies come from butterfly farms in Costa Rica, El Salvador and the Philippines. Another 40% are raised in a quarantined greenhouse that is located behind the Conservatory.


(13+ Years)


(6 - 12 Years)
Prices in CAD + tax. Children aged 5 and under are free.

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“As stewards of the natural heritage of the Niagara River Corridor, Niagara Parks is continually taking steps to reduce our collective impact on the environment, such as with our new refillable water bottle stations at the Butterfly Conservatory and Butterfly Café. This pilot project seeks to reduce the environmental impact caused by plastic waste resulting from discarded water bottles.

So please, join us as we work to preserve our environment. Enjoy free, refreshing Ontario drinking water – among some of the cleanest in the world – and have a great day exploring an environmentally friendly Niagara Parks that you have helped preserve.

Don’t have a bottle? Check out the Butterfly Conservatory Shop and Cafe for special Niagara Parks bottles! “

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