The butterflies are back! See up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies in The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter at the Museum.
Satellites show severe deforestation in a rare monarch butterfly overwintering site.
Catch The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter, a live-animal exhibition where visitors can mingle with up to 500 butterflies among tropical flowers and vegetation, before it closes on Monday, May 30.
Watch as Hazel Davies, manager of Living Exhibits at the Museum, and Whitney Doreen Ortiz walk through the vivarium and interact with butterflies from around the world, including blue morphos, striking scarlet swallowtails, and large owl butterflies.
Taiwan may be a small island, but it's home to more kinds of butterflies than any almost other place in the world — about 400 species have been discovered by scientists. Find out why.
Don't miss it! The Butterfly Conservatory is open only for three more days—through this Memorial Day weekend.
If you’ve ever been curious about where the monarch butterflies disappear to in the winter, don’t miss the film Flight of the Butterflies, playing in the LeFrak IMAX Theater for just one more month, through Sunday, July 7.
Flight of the Butterflies, a breathtaking new giant-screen adventure that takes viewers on the epic 3,000-mile journey traveled every fall by half a billion monarch butterflies, opens at the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday, January 5, 2013.
Butterfly diversity has decreased alarmingly in some parts of the world, pointing to the need for better management and public education.