Outdoor Butterfly & Bug Hunt Weekend

July 18 and 19, 2020

Join our Nature Interpreters on an outdoor bug hunt in our wildflower meadow! The Conservatory’s back yard is home to thousands of Ontario’s tiniest animals.

Go on an insect scavenger hunt with a net and collection jar (provided) and then examine and identify the specimens with our staff.

Schedule of Events

All Day – Arts and Crafts in the classroom

All Day – Self-guided outdoor butterfly and bug hunts – visit our ID booth and chat with the Toronto Entomologists’ Association and Pollination Guelph

All Day – An indoor scavenger hunt in the Conservatory (in the case of inclement weather only)

11:00 am to 4:00 pm – Ongoing demonstrations from Mountsberg Raptor Centre (Sunday Only)

11:00 am – Magnificent Monarchs Seminar: Learn about the Monarch’s life cycle, what it means to be a Species at Risk, the importance of pollination, and get inspired about wildlife conservation (kid-friendly)

11:30 am to 3:30pm – Face Painting

1:00 pm – Pollinator Gardening Seminar: This 30 minute presentation will introduce to you the fundamentals on how you can create a pollinator-friendly habitat

3:00 pm – Magnificent Monarchs Seminar: Learn about the Monarch’s life cycle, what it means to be a Species at Risk, the importance of pollination, and get inspired about wildlife conservation (kid-friendly)


Purchase your tickets at the door, or CLICK HERE to purchase them online.


The Chrysalis Café is featuring an EXPRESS MENU this weekend: