Thanksgiving Weekend at the Museum: Origami Holiday Tree, Power of Poison, Live Butterflies, and More
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Happy Thanksgiving! Though the Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, the rest of the holiday weekend offers free-flying, tropical butterflies in The Butterfly Conservatory; the Origami Holiday Tree, decked with hundreds of hand-folded paper models; and the bewitching Power of Poison exhibition.
Live Butterflies: The Butterfly Conservatory
Step inside the warm, plant-filled vivarium and explore the world of tropical butterflies; knowledgeable explainers are on-hand to answer all your questions.
Learn more about The Butterfly Conservatory.
Now on Display: The Origami Holiday Tree
"Wicked, Wild, and Wonderful" is the tree's theme this year, inspired by the new exhibition The Power of Poison. Spot hand-folded paper models of Macbeth's witches; frogs; spiders; jellyfish; and more.
The Origami Holiday Tree is on the Museum's first floor, in the Grand Gallery. It is free for Members or with Museum admission.
Don't Miss: The Power of Poison
Live animals, including a Gila monster, caterpillars, a tarantula, golden poison frogs, and Nemo-like clownfish are interspersed throughout the exhibition, helping elucidate the diversity and ubiquity of poisons in nature—and their myriad uses for humans, as medicine, weaponry, and inspiration.
Learn more about The Power of Poison, now open on the Museum's third floor. The special exhibition is free for Members.