New Butterfly Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

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Just in time for the brisk weather, the American Museum of Natural History gives us a haven to celebrate the natural world without frost bite: The new Butterfly Conservatory exhibit. This season the AMNH highlights tropical butterflies.

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Celebrating its twelfth year at the Museum, this highly popular winter attraction invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 fluttering, iridescent butterflies inside a free-standing, 1,200-square-foot vivarium among blooming tropical flowers, lush green vegetation, and balmy temperatures. The Butterfly Conservatory is on view through May 31, 2010.

The Butterfly Conservatory

American Museum of Natural History

October 10, 2009–May 31, 2010*

Central Park West at 79thStreet

Requires Tickets ($14 for children; $24 for adults)

*Timed entrance to The Butterfly Conservatory is available every fifteen minutes from 10:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The last timed-entry to the exhibition is at 5:00 p.m. The Museum is open daily, 10:00 a.m.—5:45 p.m. The Museum is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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