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“Good fun place for both kids and adults” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smithsonian Butterfly Habitat Garden

Smithsonian Butterfly Habitat Garden
9th Street, between Constitution Avenue and the National Mall, Washington DC, DC 20013 (Upper Northwest)
202-633-1000
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Ranked #65 of 249 attractions in Washington DC
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Good fun place for both kids and adults”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

The butterfly habitat garden is located on top floor of Smithsonian Natural History museum. This is a big museum so one may tend to miss this place or skip it however do make it a point to go inside the garden. The ticket for 6.5$ pp seems too much at first but its well worth it. The waiting time can be slow sometimes however once inside time flies by. There are any species of butterflies and kids and adults everyone seemed to be enjoying this place. For photographers this place is a delight too. My mom was dressed in green and I noticed that she had way too many butterflies sitting on her. Maybe that's a trick to get them to come closer to you.

Visited July 2012
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Spokane, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“daughter loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This was truly magical for my four year old daughter. Beautiful butterflies you've never seen before fluttering around, on the walls, in the many exotic flowers. Each showing was 15 minutes but she enjoyed it for 40 and I had to talk her out of there. We went on a Sunday afternoon and it was not at all crowded.

Visited November 2012
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pa
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“Butterfly Display at Smithsonian in Washington DC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

It was really amazing to see all the different butterflies and have them land on your arm, head or chest...
I highly recommend families to take their children.. I am an adult and really enjoyed it..

Visited September 2012
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Knoxville
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“Butterflies, Butterflies everywhere!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

The exhibit cost is 6.50 per person. You enter a controlled environment and it is a little hot. But....once inside there are various species of butterflies everywhere. You have to watch your step. They will land on you. It is beautiful and amazing. All the butterflies are raised on site, none are from the wild. It was a great experience. Don't forget your camera!!!

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Springfield, Virginia
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“Flutter By”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

If you love butterflies this Smithsonian garden then you definitely ought to visit.

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