It may be rainy and cold in Boston right now, but you can still visit a tropical oasis.  The new permanent butterfly garden at the Museum of Science includes blooming planets and free-flying butterflies.   Entrance to the Butterfly Garden is limited to a certain number of individuals at one time to allow all visitors to enjoy the space comfortably. Strollers are not permitted in the butterfly garden.

Admission: $4.50 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3.50 for children

Dates: ongoing

Hours: Saturday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Friday, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm (through July 4)

Address: 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114 phone: 617-723-2500

Web site: www.mos.org