Summer Day Camp Field Trip

Bring your campers or youth group to Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory for the perfect day camp field trip!

Plan Your Visit!

Program Details

Cost: $9.50 per camper, HST not included.
30 camper maximum per program

Minimum booking: 20 campers or $214.70 (HST included).

Supervision Ratio: 1:4. Adults/supervisors within this ratio receive free admission. Additional adults are given discounted admission of $18.00 (+HST) when added to your booking. Please collect payment from these adults ahead of time and include them in your payment for the group.

Annual passes are not valid for this event.

Early Learning Program – Ages 3-5

Early Learning: Discover live examples of each stage in the life cycle of a butterfly and a beetle and learn the appropriate vocabulary (eg. the pupa for a butterfly is called a chrysalis and the pupa for a moth is called a cocoon). Our hands-on learning centres allow students to explore various aspects of butterflies and their life cycles up close.

Butterfly Conservatory: In our tropical garden, campers will meet thousands of free-flying butterflies, as well as turtles, goldfish, and 15 species of birds. They will also explore our interactive touch table and observe butterflies emerging from chrysalides and drying their wings.

Insect Encounter and Gallery Exhibits: Campers will have the opportunity to meet some of our live tropical insects up close and discover butterfly, moth, and other insect specimens from all over the world.

Day Camp Program – Ages 6-12

The Creepy Crawly Critter Show: A 30-minute game hosted by our specially trained ‘Critter Keepers’ (also known as interpreters!). The campers will be divided into two teams and will have a chance to spin the ‘Wheel of Mystery’ to learn their fate.

Butterfly Conservatory: In our tropical garden, campers will meet thousands of free-flying butterflies, as well as turtles, goldfish, and 15 species of birds. They will also explore our interactive touch table and observe butterflies emerging from chrysalides and drying their wings.

Insect Encounter and Gallery Exhibits: Campers will have the opportunity to meet some of our live tropical insects up close and discover butterfly, moth, and other insect specimens from all over the world.

Booking Policies

Day Camp and Youth Group Programs must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance. Payment is due at least 7 days in advance of visit, in order to secure the date & time of the visit. Otherwise, an added $25 plus HST invoice fee will be charged. We accept Visa, MasterCard & American Express.

Cancellations must be made in writing at least 7 days prior to your visit. Cancellations without written notice of at least 7 days will result in a cancellation fee equivalent to the minimum 20 campers or equivalent dollar value. Last minute cancellations due to COVID-19 are permitted – any camps who need to cancel due to COVID-19, every attempt will be made to move your group to a new date & time. 

No outside food or drink is permitted inside the facility. We have picnic tables available on a first-come-first-served basis but are unable to accommodate your group inside if it rains. Please make your visit preparations with this in mind.


Virtual Camp Field Trip – Now Booking!

Your camper will join our Nature Interpreter on a guided tour through our lush tropical garden and get up close to an amazing arthropod in a Live Insect Encounter, then share stories or have their questions answered in a Live Q&A Session. CLICK HERE for more information & to book today!