While we’re fighting off the chills of winter, there is one place that has been warm (and very humid) through the cold. Within the walls of the American Museum of Natural History is a foggy room filled with fluttering wings, the colors of rare jewels, from all over the world. We’re talking about the butterflies of course!

The Butterfly Conservatory, open until May 28th, 2013, is a space filled with hundreds of species of butterflies flying around in a frenzy.  Blue morphos will glide past your head, while monarchs sit on a leaf lazily drinking nectar.  If you’re really patient one might even land on you!

There are guides throughout the path who educate you on the life cycles of butterflies and answer any questions you or your child may have, and there are plenty of informational guides posted on the wall throughout your walk as well.

The exhibit is ending at the end of the month, so act fast!  For ticket information visit AMNH.org or give them a call at 212-769-5100.

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street

New York, NY 10024-5192

Going to the museum is a special treat for both you and your child.  Now you can make the experience even more memorable by taking Seastreak into the city.  With the stress of transportation taken care of, you and your little nature lover can discuss all of the wondrous discoveries you’ve made on your butterfly adventure.

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