L.A. is more wild than you think! Come celebrate the transformation of NHM into an indoor-outdoor Museum!
Our brand new Butterfly Pavilion opens soon for its summer season! The permanent structure -- located outside on the south side of the museum -- features more flight space, more resting spots, and more natural light. There will be hundreds of free flying butterflies inside, and our awesome Gallery Interpreters who can explain why these animals are so special.
MEMBERSHIP: See it for free, become a Member today!
CURRENT MEMBERS: Reserve your tickets today
GROUP VISITS: Bring your group to experience the Butterfly Pavilion. Discounted group rates are available for groups of 10 or more people.
Nonmember tickets will be available on Monday, August 22.
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The Butterfly Pavilion showcases hundreds of butterflies and the plants that surround them, an interaction that has been refined over the course of millions of years. See up close how butterflies use their tubular mouthparts to obtain nectar and witness caterpillars feed on leaves and go through the process of their transformation into adults. Various butterflies are present at different points during the season and the plants will grow and change. This means that each visit to the Butterfly Pavilion throughout the summer can be a different experience!
Some butterflies in the exhibit mate and lay eggs, however we regularly fill the pavilion with butterflies from all across the United States.