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Butterfly Conservatory, Niagara Falls

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#1 of 1,485 in Wildlife in Canada
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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Enter the world of colorful insects at Butterfly Conservatory, located just minutes from the world-famous waterfalls. Sheltering over 2,000 butterflies that fly freely through the lush vegetation, this modern insect zoo features a climate-controlled greenhouse, 200-seat theater, and a large gift shop. Most of the conservatory's butterflies come from farms in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Australia, and the Philippines. Special nets stretched along the conservatory's glass dome keep the fragile creatures from entangling and dying of hypothermia. Boost your chances that butterflies land on you by wearing brightly colored clothing, moving slowly, and dabbing some perfume just before entering. Put Butterfly Conservatory into our Niagara Falls online trip maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Niagara Falls.
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  • I had been here years ago, and wanted to go again to see some butterflies up close and personal. It is about 20 minutes from the falls. You have to pay for parking which to me does not make sense... 
    I had been here years ago, and wanted to go again to see some butterflies up close and personal. It is about 20 minutes from the falls. You have to pay for parking which to me does not make sense...  more »
  • I went with my two daughters aged 18 and 20 .... and it was the highlight of our time in Niagara. The butterflies would land on you and my daughter now believes she is a butterfly whisperer! LOL 
    I went with my two daughters aged 18 and 20 .... and it was the highlight of our time in Niagara. The butterflies would land on you and my daughter now believes she is a butterfly whisperer! LOL  more »
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  • The conservatory is beautiful. The butterflies are active. Getting to see so many different species is wonderful. The scavenger hunt for them is sweet. I’d love if the finding all of them meant the child earned a small souvenir. It was VERY crowded when we were there. Most people were masked, but some were not. Overall it was a beautiful place and the staff were helpful and polite. Worth the ticket price for sure.
  • This was a lovely relaxing experience. The butterflies were beautiful and active. Many landing on visitors which made for lovely photos. We had a wonderful time from beginning to end of our visit. Staff are lovely and helpful. We especially enjoyed the lovely gardens with it's beautiful plots of roses and Horticulture Lecture Hall. Definitely worth the visit for a bit of fresh air and to enjoy the lovely summer day. ☀️

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