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
About The American Museum of Natural History
Standard hours: daily, 10am-5:45pm
Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: Yes
Bring food: Yes
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: Yes
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.
The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.
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