Daily Preschooler Programming

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory offers daily interactive programming perfect for young ones and the young at heart. All of our preschooler programming is included with regular admission.

November - February: Storytime

When: Tuesdays - Fridays** at 11:00 am.

Join us as we explore our very favourite bug and butterfly books during Storytime. During this 20-30 minute program we also have a "creature feature" where you will have a close-up encounter with one of our live, tropical insects!

Some of our daily themes will include:

  • Bugs that sing and make other fun noises
  • Tricks that bugs use to stay hidden in nature
  • Where do bugs go in winter?
  • Baby bugs! Learn about how different bugs grow up to be big bug!
  • Bug Cousins - learn about centipedes and millipedes!

**Please note: We will be closed some dates in November and December. Please refer to our Hours & Admissions page for these dates. Also, Storytime will not be offered during the Christmas Break, but we would love to have you for our Holidays Activities for Kids instead!


March - April: Itty Bitty Helpers

Join us for our new preschooler program full of stories, songs, and helping our Conservatory critters!

When: Monday - Friday at 11:00am.

Bring your little helper for a closer look at how our plants and animals live and grow, and learn about their care here at the Conservatory! During this 20-30 minute program, we will discover different critters through stories and songs, then take a trip into the Conservatory and help with one of our daily critter care tasks. 

Our daily themes and critter-tasks are:

  • Many-legs Monday: Meet some of our friendly bugs that have many legs!
  • Turtle Tuesday: Come shell out and learn about turtles. Kids get to help feed them their breakfast.
  • Wings Wednesday: We discover more about butterflies, and feed them their fruit salad for the day!
  • Thirsty Thursdays: Learn about the flowers & plants, and help us water the tropical garden.
  • Feathered Friday: Our other flying friends need fresh seed & water every day!

**Please note that Itty Bitty Helpers will not be offered during March Break (March 14 – 18), but we would love to have you for our BugFeast! event instead!

July - August: Summer Tours

When: Monday - Sunday at 11:00am.

Join us for children's drop-in programming, with a different activity each day! No registration required.

Programs include:

  • An outdoor bug hunt (weather pending)
  • A scavenger hunt in the Conservatory
  • A day in the life of a honeybee
  • Butterfly games