Coming Soon! 25th Annual Biology Butterfly Show!

Saturday, October 5 – Sunday, October 13, 2024*

*Please check back in August for the full schedule. Some dates are reserved for private groups.

There’s more to discover!

Help support the butterflies!

The Butterfly Show has been open to the public by donation since its creation 24 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.

Support the Butterfly Show

Volunteers and Organizers

Meet the Butterfly Show Volunteers and Organizers! Our show would not have been able to run for 23 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. In 2022 and 2023, Let’s Talk Science continued to reach out to schools in-person, bringing science education to all groups attending the Butterfly Show.

White Morpho

Three Tailed Swallowtail

Atlas Moth

Blue Clipper


Giant Owl

Photo credits to Ed Bruggink

Past Event Highlights and Media Coverage

2023 Butterfly Show tickets take a new direction: listen to the CBC radio interview here.
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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