A Must See: Butterfly Exhibit


There really is no better way to spend a rainy day than to visit the Annual Biology Butterfly Show at Carleton University. It’s happening this week through to Thanksgiving Monday and is in the Nesbitt Building of the Biology Department.



The show features 1300 butterflies representing 41 species. Your children can feed butterflies, watch them flutter about, and observe the chrysalis stage.

What to bring?

– Change for parking. There is metered parking nearby or parking lots. View the campus parking map here. Admission is free but donations are welcomed.

– Sliced oranges for the butterflies… and don’t forget some for your kiddos too!

– Your camera!

– Dress in layers – it’s quite warm and humid in the greenhouses. You can avoid overheating by dressing your children in layers that can be removed. Also, keep in mind that butterflies are attracted to bright colours and may land on you if you wear them.

– Patience. It’s a very popular exhibit so get there early and be prepared in case there is a line up.

The show opens at 9am and remains open until 4pm each day.



So why not head to the university this week to bring the science and wonder of butterflies into your daycare. For some of us, it has become a Fall tradition!


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Posted on October 2, 2012, in activities, Child Care, daycare, Science, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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