New Family Day Weekend Exhibit: ‘Great Reptiles of the World’ at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory

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For Immediate Release
February 17, 2011
New Family Day Weekend Exhibit: ‘Great Reptiles of the World’ at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory
Great Reptiles
Niagara Falls, Ontario – The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is pleased to announce a new exhibit, ‘Great Reptiles of the World’ for Ontario’s Family Day (or U.S., President’s Day) long weekend, February 19 – 21. Visitors will enjoy interactive displays and daily educational presentations featuring some of the most fascinating reptiles alive today, including a 100 pound alligator, a 200 pound python, an 80 pound tortoise, a giant monitor lizard and a giant snapping turtle.
45 minute presentations will take place four times daily at 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. and 2 & 4 p.m. followed by an opportunity to meet the keepers and reptiles from Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo from Ottawa, Ontario.
Entrance to the exhibit is included with admission to the Butterfly Conservatory: $12.25 for Adults (ages 13+), $7.95 for Children (6 – 12 years), and Children five and under are admitted FREE (prices in Cdn. plus tax). Free parking is available on-site. The Butterfly Conservatory will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the last visitors admitted at 5:30 p.m. Please call (905) 356-8119 for details.
After undertaking a brief restoration of the protective netting within the Conservatory, the Butterfly Conservatory will re- open on February 19. This fully accessible facility is located at 2405 Niagara Parkway on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and School of Horticulture.
The Butterfly Conservatory is owned and operated by The Niagara Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario that has preserved and maintained the parklands and attractions surrounding the Falls without tax dollars since 1885. Remember that your purchases at Niagara Parks help great things happen. Every dollar you spend with us helps preserve the nature and heritage of the Falls and the Niagara Parkway.
For more event information visit or contact:
Tony Baldinelli, Communications Manager
[email protected]
(905) 371-0837

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