The Butterfly Conservatory at the American Museum of Natural History
Visitors can mingle with up to 500 fluttering, iridescent butterflies among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation in 80-degree temperatures at the museum.
Celebrating its 22nd year at the museum, this popular attraction transforms the coolest day into a summer escape. It features free-flying tropical butterflies from South, Central, and North America, Africa, and Asia and is housed in a vivarium that approximates their natural habitat with live flowering plants, species include iridescent blue morpho butterflies, striking scarlet swallowtails, and large owl butterflies.
Check out illustrated displays throughout the exhibition to learn more about the evolution, life cycle, anatomy, farming, and conservation of butterflies.