The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter


Oct 6, 2018 to May 27, 2019
10:00 AM until 05:45 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).


This exhibition, an annual favorite, features up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies from the Americas, Africa, and Asia. The butterflies are housed in a vivarium that approximates their natural habitat, includes live flowering plants that serve as nectar sources, and features controlled artificial light, temperature, and humidity. Featured species include iridescent blue morpho butterflies, striking scarlet swallowtails, and large owl butterflies. Text panels located immediately outside the vivarium offer information about the evolution and life cycle of butterflies, including explanations of mimicry, diversity, and butterflies’ important role in conservation. Whitney Hall of Oceanic Birds, second floor


$28 (adults), $22.50 (students/seniors), $16.50 (children ages 2–12)


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Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY

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