Like swallows returning to the San Juan Capistrano mission, the “Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter” exhibit has returned to the American Museum of Natural History.
This is the 15th year that the museum’s vivarium, kept at a constant 80 degrees Fahrenheit, has hosted more than 500 butterflies (from monarchs to swallowtails) as they flit through blooming, lush vegetation. Budding Lepidoptera enthusiasts interact with the butterflies inside the 1,200-square-foot exhibit, while winding along the pathway that’s surrounded by tropical plants and vibrant blossoms. Powerful lamps shine down from the ceiling, like sunlight through a tropical rain forest canopy.
The magical setting, which provides a warm respite from winter, is both educational and enjoyable for children and adults.
The exhibit is open daily, from 10 am to 5:45 pm, now through May 28, 2013. Museum admission is $24 for adults; $14 for children; and $18 for seniors and students.
American Museum of Natural History [Central Park West at 79th Street in Manhattan, (212) 769–5200, www.amnh.org].
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