Natural History Museum’s Butterfly Pavilion is open daily now through September 7, 2015. More than 30 native North American butterfly species and an array of plants take up residence every summer for our much-anticipated living habitat, 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.

 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. 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!

  • 20 species of California natives such as the Monarch, Mourning Cloak, and Buckeye
  • 10 species of subtropical varieties from south Florida and Texas, such as the Malachite and the Grey Cracker

Visit the Monarch Waystation located just outside the entrance to the Butterfly Pavilion, a team of NHM citizen scientists and gardening experts are opening the new Monarch Waystation, where visitors can see every milestone and metamorphosis in a Monarch’s life — from eggs to caterpillars to chrysalises to the adult butterfly.

  • When: Daily through September 7, 2105
  • Where: Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007
  • Cost: Admission to the Butterfly Pavalion plus general admission to Natural History Museum is: Adult $17.00, Senior (Guests 62+) $14.00, College Student $14.00, Child (ages 3-12) $8.00, Child (Ages 2 and Under) are free, Members are Free

Click HERE to purchase your Butterfly Pavilion tickets today!