Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution

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National Museum of Natural History
10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

2nd Floor, Southwest Wing, near Insect Zoo

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Discover how natural selection has shaped animals and plants together through their ancient and persistent dependencies, and defenses with one another.

Stroll among butterflies and beautiful blooming plants in the Butterfly Pavilion. Butterflies fly freely around the Pavilion, landing on plants and sometimes people. The Butterfly Pavilion is a brightly lit climate-controlled environment kept at 80 degrees Fahrenheit and 80 percent humidity, making it the ideal home for hundreds of butterflies.

Timed tickets are required to enter the Butterfly Pavilion.

Tickets can be purchased online or in person. All tickets are for a specific entry time beginning at 10:15 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. Get more ticket information.