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Preview: Butterfly conservatory at American Museum of Natural History (8 images)

UPI photographer John Angelillo attended a preview of "The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter" at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on November 18, 2021. The Butterfly Conservatory houses up to 500 iridescent butterflies that flutter among visitors in a 1,200-square-foot vivarium filled with lush foliage and blooming tropical flowers. The Butterfly Conservatory opens to the public on Saturday, November 20, and runs through Monday, May 30, 2022.

Many species of live butterflies are on display at "The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter" at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on Wednesday. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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An infant looks at a live butterfly. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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This popular attraction is celebrating its 23rd year at the American Museum of Natural History. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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Visitors can mingle with up to 500 butterflies among tropical flowers and 80-degree temperatures. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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