"The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter"

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The Butterfly Conservatory at AMNH

It's a balmy 80 degrees in the museum's 1,200-square-foot vivarium, which holds up to 500 tropical lepidoptera. The free-flying butterflies often land on the shoulders of visitors, allowing tykes to come into direct contact with the ethereal creatures.

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