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Special Exhibit

The Butterfly Conservatory

Opens September 5, 2015


This annual favorite features up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies from South, Central, and North America, Africa, and Asia. 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.

The Butterfly Conservatory is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York ( 

Lord & Taylor is the proud sponsor of The Butterfly Conservatory.

Generous support for The Butterfly Conservatory has been provided by the Eileen P. Bernard Exhibition Fund.