On our drive home from Rochester, NY we stopped by the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory for a pit stop and to stretch our legs.
Before heading into the conservatory, visitors are asked to watch a short video which gives some background information about the butterflies and the conservatory.
Inside the conservatory, guests will have the opportunity to see over 2000 butterflies and moths from 45 different species flying around.
During our visit, many of them seemed to be attracted to bright coloured clothing and would sit on visitor’s arms and legs for a few moments.
Our 4 year old daughter was ecstatic that some of the butterflies chose to sit on her shoulder and her arms while we walked along the path. She was the only one wearing bright coloured clothing that day so that could also be why she was Ms. Popular.
There are several feeding stations that provide great photo opportunities of groups of butterflies as well as many beautiful tropical plants and a waterfall.
The Emergence Chamber allows visitors to observe the different stages of the butterfly lifecycle from caterpillar to adult butterfly.
During Spring and Summer months, visitors can walk around the Butterfly Conservatory’s garden area.
The conservatory is located just north of Niagara Falls (Canadian side) and is a few seconds away from other attractions including the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens.
Parking is $5 for the entire day and the WEGO bus (Niagara Falls and Niagara Parks tourist bus system) stops right at the entrance.
Our family spent about an hour wandering around and the kids had some time to stretch their legs and burn off some energy before the rest of the car ride home.