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About Us

Our History

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is a privately owned Canadian Corporation and derives its income solely from admissions, gift shop and café sales, and facility rentals. The Conservatory does not receive any financial support from the government.

Situated on a 117 acre site which includes the environmental sensitive Kossuth Bog, the 25,000 square foot facility includes a 10,800 square foot indoor tropical garden featuring 1000’s of free flying butterflies from all over the world, over 100 different varieties of tropical plants, waterfalls, streams, reflecting pools, tropical finches, Chinese painted quails and red-eared slider turtles.

The Conservatory opened on January 26, 2001 as Wings of Paradise Butterfly Conservatory and in 2010 changed its name to Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory to more accurately reflect the Butterfly Conservatory’s location and purpose.

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is governed by a Board of Directors committed to conservation, education and research, and to provide visitors to the conservatory with a truly unique, affordable and educational family experience.

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory in the Community

Shareholders and employees are active members in the community. In addition to our educational outreach programs, Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory supports a wide variety of organizations that improve our community, support education and research, and reinforce a stronger more vibrant tourism industry. Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is a founding member of Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation, and Directors of Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory proudly maintain Board or Executive positions with Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation and Regional Tourism Organization 4.