Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Butterfly Pavilion

Gallery Talks & Tours, Kids & Families

Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 10:15am EDT


Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours:

  • Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM.

Extended Hours:

  • 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here

Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc., visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available only at the Butterfly Pavilion Box Office each Tuesday beginning at 10:00 am. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit

Natural History Museum
Animals & Ecosystems, Intensive Interactives