Every year the Carleton University Biology Department hosts the Annual Biology Butterfly Show. In 2020, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are doing all we can to keep our community safe and to contribute to slowing the progression of COVID-19 in Ottawa, across the country, and around the globe.

Therefore, the 21st Annual Biology Butterfly Show will be held as a virtual event.

Saturday, October 3 – Sunday, October 11, 2020

The free virtual show will consist of Let’s Talk Science presentations, butterfly live feeds, informative videos, and more! Check back during the show for additional details including live-feed and live-presentation schedules. Details about our colouring contest will be announced soon!

Do you have a question you’d like answered during the show? Please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

Please e-mail events.letstalkscience@gmail.com to find out about virtual tour options in 2020.

Contact Us

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



The Butterflies are Free: Donations Welcome

The Butterfly Show is free and open to the public, although we rely on your generous donations to keep it running year after year.

Donations can be made online, using Carleton University’s secure FutureFunder platform.


Butterfly Show Q&A - Ask an Expert

Submit your butterfly or biology related questions to be answered during the 2020 Biology Butterfly Show - hosted virtually this year from Carleton University!
  • Do you have a question about butterflies, plants, or biology? Ask your question using the space below. We will review all questions in advance of and during the 2020 Biology Butterfly Show. Answers will be provided sometime during the virtual show, either through our live events or on Instagram! Follow us @cubutterflies!