A Virtual Visit to Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
Join our Naturalist 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 your questions answered in a Live Q&A Session
This virtual program provides a fun and educational experience that’s interactive and engaging for groups of all ages! Let our experienced Naturalist bring an exciting virtual learning environment to you.
Cost: $125 plus HST
Program Length: 60 minutes
The programming is completely virtual and is comprised of 4 parts:
LIVE GREETINGS & HOUSEKEEPING
Our Naturalist will greet your group and do a bit of housekeeping and best practices before beginning the guided tour.
THE BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY
Participants will join our Naturalist on a guided tour through the Conservatory and learn more about the free-flying tropical butterflies, birds, fish, turtles and plants that surround them. We will also get a close look at the Emergence Window, where butterflies emerge from their chrysalides, dry their wings, and take their first flight into the Conservatory.
LIVE INSECT ENCOUNTER
Experience one of our live tropical bugs – up close and virtual with a LIVE Insect Encounter! Learn more about stick insects, like how and what they eat, and watch them walk around and engage with our Naturalist. Ask questions and join the discussion surrounding these fascinating creatures.
LIVE Q&A SESSION
We want to hear from you! Participants will have the opportunity to connect with our Naturalist and ask questions or share stories and insights in a Live format. Let’s chat about gardening for pollinators, fascinating butterfly and moth behaviour and other fun insect facts that may surprise or intrigue you.
Book your Virtual Group Visit today!
To register your group, please fill out the online registration form:
95 participants max, unless otherwise discussed in advance with Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory.
Facilitation for LIVE Session
The style of the Q&A Session will be determined based on your individual group. This will be discussed with the Booking Coordinator at time of booking. A Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory staff member may be requested to facilitate the Q&A for an additional cost of $25.00 plus HST.
The following scenarios are most typical for virtual programs with live audience participation:
- Participants sitting together as a group may choose to raise their hand or shout out their questions during the live session, a facilitator would then direct their questions the presenter
- Individual participants using their own devices may signal that they have a question and the facilitator may unmute participants in order for them to ask their questions directly
- Individual participants using their own devices may type their questions into the chat feature during the presentation, the facilitator would then direct questions to the presenter
Platform & Technology
This virtual program will be conducted through the Zoom platform, unless otherwise arranged with Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory upon booking. Once you have registered for the program, our Booking Coordinator will connect back to confirm the date and time of your virtual visit. Prior to the booking date, you will receive a link and Access Code to join the virtual program beginning at your scheduled date and time.
Start and End Times
To ensure your group receives the best possible experience, please join the virtual meeting as close to your scheduled time as possible. There will be a waiting room available 10 minutes in advance for any participants who may login early. The Q&A Session will be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes to ensure we end the program in the proper timeframe. The program runs approximately 60 minutes.
The cost per booking is $125.00 plus HST.
Payment is due in one lump sum at least 10 business days prior to the date of your program. We accept cash, cheque, debit, Visa, MasterCard. Please make cheques payable to Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. A $20.00 Administration Fee will apply to groups who do not pay in advance of their Virtual Visit.
Annual passes are not valid for this program.
Cancellations must be made in writing at least 7 days prior to the virtual visit. Cancellations without written notice of at least 7 business days will result in a cancellation fee equivalent to the minimum ($125.00) booking.
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 virtual visit.