Educational Programs


Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is where learning takes flight! Students learning will come to life in a lush, tropical garden – marvel at thousands of free-flying butterflies as you experience the tropics under floral canopies and a cascading waterfall. Your visit to Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory will focus on inquiry and exploration. It is sure to inspire curiosity and wonder about butterflies and insects, and their importance in the natural world.

We are looking forward to welcoming students to Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory for in-person Nature Interpreter-led programming this 2023/2024 school year. Bookings for Spring 2024, open January 2024.

  • 90-minute programs will be offered Tuesday – Thursday
  • Two time slots per day:
    • 10:00 am to 11:30 am
    • 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Please note that there will be limited availability between September – June. Due to high demand, we encourage you to inquire early to reserve your spot! Complete the inquiry form below or give us a call at 519-653-1234 ext. 100.

Visit Overview

Classroom & Live Insect Encounter

A curriculum-based learning session based on butterflies & insects, including several hands-on discovery stations. This portion of the program also includes a live insect encounter where the group will meet a couple of our tropical critters up close!

The Butterfly Conservatory

Students will enjoy a Nature Interpreter-led journey through the Conservatory in small groups alongside adult supervisors, surrounded by free-flying tropical butterflies, birds, fish, and turtles. Students will also stop by to see the Emergence Window, where they will have the opportunity to learn more about the butterfly life-cycle. Here, live butterflies emerge from their chrysalides, dry their wings, and take their first flight into the Conservatory.

The Insect Galleries

Students will learn more about insects through observation, where they will have the chance to see our diverse live animal collection and learn more about tropical critters from around the world.

Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 Pricing


No outside food or drink permitted within the facility.


Teachers, ECE’s and other adult supervisors: Supervising adults are admitted free (ages 3-12 up to 9 free adults and ages 13 – 17 up to 4 free adults). Additional adults are given discounted admission of $18.00 (+HST) when added to your school booking. Please collect payment from these adults ahead of time and include them in your payment for the group.

Educational Assistants (including 1:1 support workers): Admission for EA’s is free but must be discussed with the Booking Coordinator at time of booking.


An education program booking is not finalized until payment is received. Once you have selected a date and time for your education program, we will hold your date up until 14 days before the visit. If payment is not received 14 days before the program, your booking is forfeited.


Payment is due in one lump sum at time of booking, and/or at least 14 days in advance of visit.  We accept Visa, MasterCard & American Express.

We are now accepting e-transfers at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory for education program payments. To make a payment, please send an e-transfer to *Please note the Program date, Teacher names or School name in the e-transfer message and note the password in a separate email if required.  Once the transfer is complete, the Administrative Coordinator team will forward you an updated invoice to the email they have on file.

Annual passes are not valid for this program.


Cancellation of an education program within 14 days of your booking will result in a $50 (+HST) cancellation fee.

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory reserves the right to cancel or postpone a program in the event of inclement weather. We will do our best to contact you as soon as possible once this decision is made. Groups will have the option to reschedule their visit.


Three ways to book!

1) CALL:

519-653-1234 x100

2) E-MAIL:


Fill out the form below to request to book your visit!