The American Museum of Natural History has a Butterfly Conservatory, which is basically a very large climate-controlled greenhouse full of plants and lights to maintain a habitable environment for the butterflies – with a temperature of around 90 degrees and lots of humidity. The butterflies are beautiful, and some are quite large and will eat from oranges the staff will give kids to hold for a cool experience. Yeah, the adults get pretty excited about that too, but for some reason the staff isn’t interested in helping the adults in that way. (Isn’t that age-ism?) I intend to add to this gallery sometime soon because I have more photos, it just takes a while to make my way through the nearly 800 photos I took on this trip.