Winter Escape: Butterflies at the Museum of Natural History

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I’m ALL ABOUT escaping winter. Days like yesterday and today make me depressed. So I’m forever in search of places that will make me feel all warm and like spring is here. One of those such places is the Butterfly Pavilion at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

$6 will grant you entrance to a magical atrium full of plants and more than 300 butterflies. Lots of bright flowers, fruit and foliage turn the pavilion into a tropical oasis. And the butterflies are literally everywhere, in all different colors. You pretty much forget it’s winter outside.

$6 sound steep to you? The pavilion is free on Tuesdays! The Butterfly Pavilion is open for first entry at 10:15 a.m. and closes with the final entry at 5:00 p.m. The National Museum of Natural History is located on the National Mall at the Smithsonian Metro Station on the orange and blue lines.

Katie moved to DC in 2007, and has since embarked upon a love affair with the city. She’s an education reform advocate and communications professional during the day; at night and on the weekends, she’s an owner here at We Love DC. Katie has high goals to eat herself through the entire city, with only her running shoes to save her from herself. For up-to-the-minute news and reviews (among other musings), follow her on Twitter!

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