January 7, 2013

The Butterfly Conservatory at the American Museum of Natural History

By Gavriella Mahpour

See hundreds of butterflies in the American Museum of Natural History’s Butterfly Conservatory. One of the museum’s favorite, seasonal exhibits, the Butterfly Conservatory is home to three of the five butterfly families: the whites and sulphurs, the swallowtails, and the morphos and longwings. Kids can learn how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly as well as what they eat and how they defend themselves against predators. Tickets are $27/adult and $16.50/child and include general museum admission and admission to the Rose Center for Earth and Space. To purchase tickets and for more information, click here.