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December 10, 2016 through May 28, 2017
The American Museum of Natural History
Upper West Side
$27; $22 seniors and students; $16 children ages 2-12; free for children younger than 2
The annual treat returns to the AMNH.
One of the museum's most popular, annual events this exhibit features up to 500 live, iridescent, tropical butterflies from the Americas, Africa, and Asia.
The butterflies are housed in a vivarium that approximates their lush, natural habitat. See them flutter around live flowering plants that serve as nectar sources, thanks to controlled artificial light, temperature, and humidity. Featured species include iridescent blue morpho butterflies, striking scarlet swallowtails, and large owl butterflies.
Address: 200 Central Park W. Upper West Side, NY 10024
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