Last Weekend in February at the Museum: Butterflies and More

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A few things to do at the Museum while waiting for the snow and black ice to melt away:


Dark Universe

Narrated by Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dark Universe whisks viewers on a whirlwind journey through the latest findings in cosmology, particularly the dark matter and dark energy that may hold the universe together.

Watch the trailer.

Hall of North American Forests

Longing for the sights of spring? Visit our Hall of North American Forests, which includes dioramas of non-snowy, even springtime, forest ecosystems, brimming with near-hidden wildlife, from mammals and birds to butterflies. Can you spot a few? 

Admission to this hall and 44 other permanent halls is free for Members or with Museum admission.

Olympic Forest Diorama Hall of NA Forests

© AMNH/D. Finnin

The Butterfly Conservatory

See more than 100 species of butterfly from Thailand, Brazil, Kenya, and even farther afield, in The Butterfly Conservatory, an annual favorite. Buy tickets and learn about a few of the species you're likely to see in a video below.

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