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The 2018 Butterfly Show is over

But you can help us organize our 20th anniversary Butterfly Show in 2019!

Remember the butterflies are free and open to the public

We are fundraising to host a spectacular 20th Anniversary Show

Please donate to the butterflies…

Donations are greatly appreciated and necessary to keep the tradition going.

Donations can be made at the event, or online using our Future Funder page.

Donate now!

Dates: Saturday September 29, 2018 to Sunday October 7, 2018

Times: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Don’t you love free activities for your family?

The Carleton Butterfly Show is an annual event that runs daily from Saturday, September 29, 2018, to Sunday, October 7, 2018, in the greenhouses of Carleton University’s Biology Department.

The tours may be booked up… but please feel free to visit and walk around yourself or with a group of friends…

Some butterflies love to land on colourful clothing or you could just put your hand underneath and they will climb on.

So bring your kids or your camera or both and enjoy this exhibit!

The 9-day show features 1,300 exotic butterflies, representing 41 different species worldwide.

More than 1,000 area students and 10,000 visitors dropped by the steamy greenhouses at the west side of Carleton’s campus for last year’s Butterfly show.



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