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The Butterflies Are Free!

The Butterflies Are Free!

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The annual Ottawa Butterfly Show runs daily from Saturday, September 30, 2017 to Sunday, October 8, 2017 in the greenhouses of Carleton University's Biology Department. The 9-day show features 1,300 exotic representing 41 different species worldwide.  More than 1,000 area students and 10,000 visitors visited the steamy greenhouses on Carleton’s campus during last year's show.

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!

When: Saturday September 30, 2017 to Sunday October 8, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Note that lines close at 3 p.m. on weekends due to volume)

Where: Nesbitt Greenhouses, Carleton University Campus

Admission is free; donations are welcome. Parking is available for visitors. Please see the campus map for parking.


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