Hang out with people who love nature and discovery as much as you do! These activities and events are also opportunities to learn how you can contribute to different citizen science projects throughout the Los Angeles area.
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Open Daily 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Opens Sunday, April 12, 2015
Museum's South Lawn
10 am-5 pm daily
The Butterfly Pavilion, where hundreds of butterflies flutter freely in a living habitat of nectaring plants, returns for its 17th year. The Pavilion is home to California natives and travelers from across North America, but it will also include some showy, subtropical species.
Watch daily First Flights, during which Museum staff release butterflies that have just emerged from their chrysalises into the Pavilion. NHM Gallery Interpreters will be in the Pavilion daily to answer questions about metamorphosis, butterfly anatomy, and breeding habits. Outside the Pavilion, visit a Monarch Waystation where the creature’s whole lifecycle can be seen firsthand on milkweed plants.