One step inside the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory and you will realize there is a whole world that you are missing right outside your door. The tranquil movements of the butterflies flying between the flowers, leaves and food stations mesmerize both the young and old. With over 2,000 butterflies at the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls you will be sure to see species of all different sizes and colours.
Enter a whole new world at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory
Wait patiently for the ordinary looking butterflies to open their wings and be rewarded with the most strikingly beautiful colours and patterns. As you wind your way thought the path of the conservatory you can see over 45 different species of butterflies. If we lived closer I would definitely get an annual membership so that I could stop into this beautiful haven whenever I wanted. Little Bear was completely transfixed watching the butterflies flit and flutter around as they move between flowers, leaves and fruit for a snack. Monkey was not as thrilled as he was a bit nervous that the butterflies would land on him, but he still enjoyed himself.
Stop by the “nursery” to see all of the cocoons – it is amazing all of the different shapes and sizes for the different species. And be careful as you leave to make sure you don’t have any stowaways on your clothes. Visiting the Butterfly Conservatory has inspired me to try to make a butterfly garden next year. I have the perfect corner to make a mini oasis for the many species of butterflies local to our area.
Outside of the conservatory area there are many educational displays and exhibits explaining the life cycle of caterpillars. If you have a Niagara Adventure Pass you can save 20% on your admission to the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory. Again I am going to suggest ditching the stroller and grabbing you favorite baby carrier to get around with your infants and toddlers in the butterfly conservatory, it makes maneuvering to see the butterflies much easier. So the next time you are in Niagara Falls make sure you take time to stop in and experience a world like no where else at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory.
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Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary tickets to this attraction. All opinions are strictly my own.
Originally Posted Sept 2013. Updated Nov 2017.
12 thoughts on “Enter a whole new world at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory”
Oh wow! That is so fairy tale like with butterflys flying everywhere and landing on you 🙂 It looks like a really amazing time! 🙂
I’ve always wanted to go there. Sooo beautiful.
We have a Butterfly World here in Victoria, but I only took my girls once because they all FREAKED out lol. Looks like everyone had fun!
My kids would love to visit the conservatory as they were crazy for the butterflies at the calgary zoo this year!
I absolutely love this place. so tranquil and beautiful!
These butterflies look so beautiful. I have never been to the conservatory but I think it would be very peaceful.
I have always wanted to go to a Butterfly Conservatory. Looks so neat.
I adore butterfly conservatories, the last one I visited was in Vietnam – the size of some of them was mind boggling. A shame that a lot looked the worse for wear. I remember once being called over by a neighbour when I was living in MB to see a massive one that had landed in her garden, absolutely huge – needless to say I didn’t have my camera with me which was maddening to say the least.
We had a trip here in the summer and the kids loved it!
Beautiful, I went to w conservatory in Greece it was lovely
About 4 years ago or more my Hubs and I went to the Butterfly conservatory and it was so much fun and awesome to see and visit. I loved it. Then about 3 yrs ago 2 of my close friends came to Canada to visit and stay with me from Ohio (my home state) hubs is Canadian., We took them to the conservatory and they totally loved it also. I did not know about or see the cocoons!! Now I will have to go back to visit again….always something new or different we missed and to visit the cocoons. We also went to Niagara Falls for them to see and visit also. Had a delightful fun day all of us together. 🙂
We go to Niagara Falls every 2-3 years for a long weekend, and never fail to spend a few hours here. A great display!