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February 15, 2008 – Permanent Butterfly Pavilion CLOSED temporarily.
Museum: Natural History Museum
Location: 2nd Floor, Southwest Wing, near Insect Zoo
This exhibition shows how butterflies have evolved, adapted, and diversified with their plant partners over millions of years. Housed within this exhibition is a special Butterfly Pavilion, which looks like a cocoon, where visitors can walk among hundreds of live butterflies and pesticide-free plants to observe butterfly behaviors ranging from flying and sipping nectar at flowers to roosting and emerging from chrysalides. These butterflies hatch from pupae raised on farms in Africa, Asia, and North and South America.