More than 53 different butterfly and moth species and an array of plants take up residence every summer for the much-anticipated seasonal exhibit, the Butterfly Pavilion. Wander through a unique changing ecosystem, witness free-flying creatures interacting with plant life, and emerge with a better understanding of the environment needed for the survival of these spectacular animals.
Where: Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca
When: April 14 – Sept 2, 2013
Cost: $6-$15, children under 2 free
More info: Butterfly Pavillion’s Website
To ensure the best guest experience for all, every visit to the Butterfly Pavilion requires a timed ticket. To guarantee your spot, you can purchase tickets in advance. Members are admitted for free and can reserve tickets online. Patron Family level members and higher can pick up a free Monarch Pass when they arrive, which allows anytime access to the Pavilion. Timed-tickets will also be available to all at any ticketing desk at the Museum on a first-come, first-served basis.
Butterfly Pavilion 2013 is an outdoor special exhibit at NHM. As such, it is subject to closure at anytime due to inclement weather. Weather permitting; the Butterfly Pavilion is open daily from 10 am-5 pm.
The Butterfly Pavilion showcases the fascinating dance between butterflies, moths, 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!