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Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution

Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution

February 15, 2008 – Permanent

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.

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Notes:

  • To maintain an environment conducive for butterflies, the temperature inside the Pavilion is 80-85 degrees with high humidity.
  • For operating hours, visit the Web
  • For ticketing information, visit the Web
  • Photography permitted
  • Wheelchairs permitted in Pavilion, but no strollers allowed.

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