If you could use a dose of the tropics in your life right about now, you have to pay a visit to the incredible Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory.

This indoor garden is home to thousands of free-flying colourful butterflies.

You’ll spot beautiful winged creatures of all kinds in this picturesque conservatory, including a number of tropical birds.

Other species that live in the garden is the adorable red-eared slider turtle and a family of goldfish.

The conservatory is home to a variety of tropical insects and arthropods too.

Get to know fascinating bugs like the Chilean rose-haired tarantula, the Vietnamese walking stick, the giant African land snail, and the fascinating spiny stick bug.

And it goes without saying that in addition to these beautiful creatures, there are many tropical plants thriving in the conservatory.

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Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is home to a vast collection of over 100 species of exotic plants.

These plants “provide both nectar and pollen as natural food sources for the live free flying tropical butterflies,” says the website.

Not only do these plants act as their food source, but they are also a comfy place for the butterflies to take rest at night.

On their website, you can see a detailed A to Z list of all the flora growing in the garden.

After you’ve spent the afternoon admiring the flora and fauna, you can head over to the Chrysalis Café for a bite.

The menu has a variety of sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, soups, and hot drinks to keep you toasty on a chilly day.

So if you’re ready to be whisked away to the tropics, it’s time to pay a visit to this incredible oasis!

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

When: Daily from 10 AM to 5 PM (closed Mondays)
Where: 2500 Kossuth Road, Cambridge
Cost: $20 per adult