Niagara Parks provided my family with passes to Butterfly Conservatory to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own
Like most little girls, my girls both like butterflies. They had mentioned a few times in the past that they would like the opportunity to check out a butterfly conservatory and we simply had not gotten a chance to do so. And the truth is I wanted a chance to check one out too. So when the opportunity came to check one out, we decided that this time we would do it.
The visit started with a small video about butterflies and various details and information about them. One of the most interesting to me, was the fact that you can’t touch their wings or it could hurt their ability to fly. We went inside the conservatory, where the winding circular path took us through a very warm, humid but beautiful flowery and treed enclosure.
There were butterflies literally everywhere. They were on the rock wall just outside the door, all over the glass and spread throughout the trees and the flowers. They were even in the dirt around the plants and on the stone path.
The Butterflies were landing on everyone
We wandered around checking out some of these beautiful creatures. We had a lot of fun watching their antics as the butterflies flew around. One deciding to land on my wife’s head (not just once but twice) while another came and landed on the back of my oldest daughter’s pant leg. You could see butterflies landing on people’s hands, or eating fruit that was set out just for them. There were butterflies that landed on most individuals who were walking around.
The girls loved watching the butterflies and their funny antics as they flew around. They were even checking out the ones who curled up under leaves of trees to sleep. I found it interesting, that the butterflies were so prone to landing on people. The staff were at the exit checking over everyone to make sure that a butterfly had not landed on them. Just in case a butterfly was trying to take a trip outside on the backs of a visitor.
I would definitely visit the Butterfly Conservatory again if I had a chance because it was a lot of fun, and the kids totally enjoyed it, as did my wife and I.