Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory - Daily Programming

Daily Preschooler Programming

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory offers daily interactive programming perfect for young ones and the young at heart. All of our preschooler programming is included with regular admission.

November - February: Storytime

When: Tuesdays - Fridays** at 11:00 am.

Join us as we explore our very favourite bug and butterfly books during Storytime. During this 20-30 minute program we also have a "creature feature" where you will have a close-up encounter with one of our live, tropical insects!

Some of our daily themes will include:

  • Bugs that sing and make other fun noises
  • Tricks that bugs use to stay hidden in nature
  • Where do bugs go in winter?
  • Baby bugs! Learn about how different bugs grow up to be big bug!
  • Bug Cousins - learn about centipedes and millipedes!

**Please note: We will be closed some dates in November and December. Please refer to our Hours & Admissions page for these dates. Also, Storytime will not be offered during the Christmas Break, but we would love to have you for our Holidays Activities for Kids instead!


March - April: Itty Bitty Helpers

Join us for our new preschooler program full of stories, songs, and helping our Conservatory critters!

When: Monday - Friday at 11:00am.

Bring your little helper for a closer look at how our plants and animals live and grow, and learn about their care here at the Conservatory! During this 20-30 minute program, we will discover different critters through stories and songs, then take a trip into the Conservatory and help with one of our daily critter care tasks. 

Our daily themes and critter-tasks are:

  • Many-legs Monday: Meet some of our friendly bugs that have many legs!
  • Turtle Tuesday: Come shell out and learn about turtles. Kids get to help feed them their breakfast.
  • Wings Wednesday: We discover more about butterflies, and feed them their fruit salad for the day!
  • Thirsty Thursdays: Learn about the flowers & plants, and help us water the tropical garden.
  • Feathered Friday: Our other flying friends need fresh seed & water every day!

**Please note that Itty Bitty Helpers will not be offered during March Break (March 14 – 18), but we would love to have you for our BugFeast! event instead!

July - August: Summer Tours

When: Monday - Sunday at 11:00am.

Join us for children's drop-in programming, with a different activity each day! No registration required.

Programs include:

  • An outdoor bug hunt (weather pending)
  • A scavenger hunt in the Conservatory
  • A day in the life of a honeybee
  • Butterfly games