The American Museum of Natural History is thick with lepidoptera right now. Running through May, there is a live Butterfly Conservatory.Some of the butterflies in this steamy tube are enormous.Chances are very good that a butterfly or two will land on you, so this is a great place to bring the kids (the butterflies, after all, are hungry).Also on display is Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large, stunning ink jet prints of moths by Jim des Rivières.(This one, we decided, is really a Norse god.)
Additionally, the current IMAX film is called Flight of the Butterflies and tells the story of the discovery of the long-distance migration of the Monarchs. It’s got one of my least favorite documentary tropes — actors playing real people — but you can’t have everything.