Meet at 10:30 AM at the
National Museum of Natural History
10th Street & Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20560-0135
- Atrium Café, our largest cafeteria with a wide range of culinary specialties
- Café Natural, Illy espresso, sandwiches, salads, desserts, ice cream and more
The O. Orkin Insect Zoo is a special exhibit hall on the 2nd Floor of the Museum where visitors can observe live insects and their many-legged relatives. Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo.
Hours: Open daily 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.
|11:30am||Live Tarantula Feedings||2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo,|
|12:30pm||Live Tarantula Feedings||O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2nd floor, West|
|1:30pm||Live Tarantula Feedings||2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo|
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.
Hours: 10:15am – 5:00pm
Tickets: Adults $6, Seniors $5.50, Groups (10 or More) $4.50.
Tickets can be purchased at the National Museum of Natural History Box Offices, any other Smithsonian Theater Box Office, on the internet, or by phone at 866.868.7774. Please note that non-refundable handling charges apply for tickets purchased via the internet and telephone. Purchase tickets online to avoid sold out time-slots. They are also available at the Museum on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are timed-entry at 15-minute intervals, 40 tickets per interval. You can find instructions on buying tickets here.
Sorry No Tripods in Butterfly Exhibit.