This Weekend at the Museum 1/25 and 1/26
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Looking for things to do this chilly weekend in NYC? We have live butterflies, The Power of Poison, and a new film shown in 3D.
The Butterfly Conservatory
Warm up (truly!) in the humidified vivarium of The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter, which is home to up to 500 live, free-flying butterflies. Will one alight on your shoulder? Will a chrysalis unfurl into a new live butterfly while you're passing through?
Learn more and buy tickets.
What's up with poison? More than you might think. In this exhibition, learn about poisons in nature (they're all around us); in myth and literature; and how researchers are using poison as medicines of many kinds. Children will love the interactives, including an enchanted book filled with poisonous botanical specimens.
Mysteries of the Unseen World
Be prepared for the images in this film to stick in your mind—it features sequences of nature and animals shot with high-tech cameras that capture the macro- and the nano- with equal aplomb. (2D and 3D showings available.)
Watch the trailer.