Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory
The Niagara Parks Commission opened the doors of its Butterfly Conservatory is located on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, 10 minutes north of the Falls, the facility houses approximately 2,000 live, free-flying butterflies of about 45 different species. North America’s largest glass-enclosed Butterfly Conservatory, the 1,022 square metre structure protects a lush, tropical environment including a waterfall and pathways meandering 180 metres. The atmosphere is maintained around 27 degrees Celsius and at approximately 75% humidity.
Visits start with a 7-minute introductory video. The video will give a brief look at some of the butterflies and plants housed in the Conservatory, and will review some of the etiquette required in the Conservatory. A French-language version of the video is available upon request.
You may also choose to participate in three Educational Programs presented by Niagara Parks that are designed to enrich your visit to the Conservatory:
- Parts of a Butterfly (Kindergarten to Grade 3)
- Life Cycle of a Butterfly (Kindergarten to Grade 3)
- Monarch Migration (Grade 4 to 8)