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Become a Butterfly Spotter at the National Museum of Natural History

A peek inside the Butterfly Pavilion


I know all about the butterfly obsession.  I blogged about Sasha’s love of them this past summer and can vouch that her passion for the pretty insects is still going strong.  In fact, I sent her off to school today in one of her many butterfly shirts, jeans embroidered with a butterflies, and boots adorned with brilliant butterfly designs on the front.

When we visit the National Museum of Natural History, she always begs to visit the Butterfly Pavilion — sometimes we do, sometimes we don’t. After all, it’s one of the few among the Smithsonian offerings that requires an entrance fee ($5/person), and there are a lot of other great exhibits to view for free.

So, I am really excited to learn about the Museum’s new Butterfly Spotter Membership Program.  For $20, members get unlimited admission to the Butterfly Pavilion, a ticket to see “Flight of the Butterflies 3D” at the Johnson IMAX Theater (regularly $9), and 10% off purchases at any Natural History Museum store. If you do the math, this is a fantastic deal, especially for museum-goers who adore butterflies like my little girl.  It should be noted that the membership is valid through March 2013, plenty of time to take advantage of the great indoor activity this winter.  Not to mention you can buy them just in time to give as holiday presents!


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