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      The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter in New York


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      March 20, 2019

      Wednesday  10:00 AM - 5:30 PM (daily until May 27, 2019)

      Central Park West
      New York, New York 10024

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      The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter

      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

      Cost: Payment required - $28 (adults), $22.50 (students/seniors), $16.50 (children ages 2–12)

      Categories: Museums & Attractions

      This event repeats daily until May 27, 2019:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.