About Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

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.

Situated on a 107 acre site which includes the environmentally sensitive Kossuth Bog, the 25,000 square foot facility includes a 10,800 square foot indoor tropical garden featuring thousands of free-flying butterflies. Our conservatory also hosts a variety of tropical plants, birds, and animals, along with several water features. Witness butterflies emerge from their chrysalis and take their first flight, followed by a walk-through of our mounted and live-insect galleries. Stop by our gift store and café to complete your visit!

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 have proudly maintained Board and/or Executive positions with Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation and Regional Tourism Organization 4.