The Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory is a popular attraction for tourists visiting the Niagara Falls area. Located in the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, the conservatory features over 2,000 tropical butterflies flying among exotic plants.
First opened in 1996, the Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory features 45 different species of butterfly. Guests walk along a path that winds through the exotic, rainforest setting. Guests also can experience the Emergence window and watch as butterflies leave their pupae and take their first flight into the world. Some species include the Banded Orange butterfly as well as the Blue Morpho, Gulf Fritillary, Julia, Common Mormon, Low’s Swallowtail, Monarch, Owl, Mosaic, Red Lacewing, Small Postman, and Sara Longwing varieties. Along with butterflies, the conservatory also holds a population of turtles, goldfish, toads, and beetles to help keep the insect population under control.
The conservatory recommends wearing bright colors while walking through the butterfly conservatory, and only if you want special attention from the butterflies. Butterflies are attracted to bright colors and will land on guests wearing anything bright while walking along the path.
TripAdvisor ranks the Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory the #3 attraction in Niagara Falls. With over 1,800 reviews, the TripAdvisor community gives the Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory 4.5 stars. Two TripAdvisor users state that it is a “unique and beautiful experience” and that they “didn’t want to leave.”
The gift shop at the Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory specializes in nature and butterfly-themed gifts. It features bird houses, collectibles, books on butterflies, post cards, and even china.
The Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory also offers wedding services to those who want to marry amongst the butterflies. It is available only by special permission and during very specific hours. It is best for very small weddings as the capacity of the venue is only up to 20 guests. They offer standard packages as well as packages that come with flowers.
Parking at the Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory costs $5.00. When parking at the conservatory you can purchase a WEGO pass so you can ride to other Niagara Parks attractions. Niagara Falls Adventure Passes include two-day WEGO access. You can park for free at other locations including the White Water Walk, Old Fort Erie, Mackenzie Printery, and the Niagara Glen.
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