Hang With The Butterflies at the Museum of Natural History
Surround yourselves in the majesty of 500 free-flying butterflies at the Museum of Natural History’s Butterfly Conservatory. Since butterflies thrive in naturally warm environments, it’s a terrific reason to escape the cold and enjoy an 80-degree sanctuary full of fluttering creatures, all in a backdrop of tropical flowers and plants. The ticket cost includes general admission into the museum, so take advantage of everything else the museum has to offer while you’re there.
Then, step inside the landmark New York Historical Society building for an upscale dining experience. Storico has become a favorite of those who live and work in the local vicinity, but also caters to visitors looking to end an evening of museum-hopping with a meal made of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Round out your evening by sharing a cheese platter and a bottle of wine, followed by delightful mains like sheep’s milk ricotta agnolotti and seared diver sea scallops. If you haven’t had enough museum-going for the day, check out the adjoining New York Historical Society museum, currently featuring these exhibitions.
Museum of Natural History, Central Park West & 79th Street
170 Central Park West, Manhattan