If you love the outdoors, you’ll love Annabela Doll Museum’s Butterfly Museum.
The butterfly museum is located in the middle of the Mall, next to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and is open for free.
Annabel’s other passion is art, and she was inspired to create the museum after her father died.
“He was a great artist, a great designer,” she told The Washington Examiner.
“It was really his art that inspired me.”
The museum also hosts the annual Annabel Doll Doll Art Show, which attracts over 100 art enthusiasts to a giant canvas in the back.
The show is open to the public on the first Sunday of every month.
Annabela and her husband were born in the Philippines, but they moved to the U.S. when they were children.
Their family moved from Mexico to Washington, D.C., in 1980, but the couple’s father left when Annabel was four.
“We moved back in with my mom when she was in her 70s,” Annabel said.
In the late ’80s, the couple decided to open the butterfly museum in hopes of inspiring children to appreciate nature and its wonders.
They built a small, two-story house in their neighborhood, then built a big house in the neighborhood, and then opened the butterfly Museum.
It’s a large space with a giant painting of a butterfly on the wall, and a large statue of Annabel in a pink bikini in the front.
“We’ve had some incredible visitors come from all over the world,” said Annabel, who said that they have had children from countries as far away as Canada and Germany, and that the butterfly statue in the museum has attracted more than a million visitors.
There are two butterfly sculptures in the Museum.
“There’s a butterfly, which is very special,” Annabels son, Jodie, told The Examiner.
The other butterfly is a smaller one that he said he and his mother took home from Mexico and have been painting for nearly three decades.
“I can’t wait to get the other one done,” he said.
Annabel also plans to open a butterfly garden at her house and a butterfly museum on the other side of the street from the museum.
The garden will feature flowers from around the world, as well as a butterfly sculpture.
Annabels butterfly sculpture, which depicts a young Annabel doll, was created with the help of local artist and educator Ana Moya, who specializes in the butterfly and her artwork.
“When I started doing my research, I was like, ‘Well, I don’t know what this is, but I know that Annabel is a very talented artist, and I can’t believe she has a butterfly statue,’ ” she told the Examiner.
Annabe Dolls Butterfly Museum is the result of years of hard work and dedication by the Dolls, who have owned and operated the Butterfly Museum since its inception in 1984.
The Dolls were inspired to open their first museum after the death of their father, the late George Doll, in 1990.
He was an architect and a lifelong resident of the neighborhood.
The Dolls’ passion for nature and art led them to the butterfly, and the Museum was born.
Now, Annabel has worked for years to ensure that the museum remains open.
“The Butterfly Museum was a dream of mine,” Annabella said.
“Now, I can enjoy all the great things about nature.”
“I can enjoy the flowers in the flower garden, the butterflies, the birds in the bird house,” she said.