The Butterfly Show for 2022 has concluded

Thank you for attending the 23rd Annual Biology Butterfly Show! We look forward to welcoming you back in-person in 2023.

Saturday, October 1 – Sunday, October 9, 2022

There is more to discover!

Help support the butterflies!

The Butterfly Show has been open to the public by donation since its creation 22 years ago. Thank you for over two decades of generous support! Your donations keep the show running year after year.

Donations can be made online using Carleton University’s secure FutureFunder platform or in-person during the show.

Adopt a Butterfly

Volunteers and Organizers

Meet the Butterfly Show Volunteers and Organizers! Our show would not have been able to run for 22 years without them!

In 2020 and 2021, Let’s Talk Science Ottawa produced 600 individual hands-on learning kits related to the Butterfly Show. These kits brought science-learning to indigenous children and children living in lower socio-economic areas during the week of the show.

White Morpho

Three Tailed Swallowtail

Atlas Moth

Blue Clipper


Giant Owl

Photo credits to Ed Bruggink

Past Event Highlights

2022 Butterfly Exhibit Returns in-person: read the CBC article here.
Set to Soar, in-person: read the full story from Capital Current, about how the Butterfly Show can encourage education in the value in insects.

Virtual Biology Butterfly Show Comes in for a Landing: read the full story.
Carleton grows wings: read the full story.
No End in Sight: read the full story.

Highlights from 2020 (21st Annual Show):

Contact Us

Business Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.


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