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Festival of Books

LAFestivalofBooksLos Angeles TIme’s signature event, the Festival of Books is this weekend, April 18th & 19th at USC. The Festival of Books is a family-friendly celebration of Books, Art, Travel, Music and Food.


Artists’ Row showcases all types of artists such as: photographers, Illustrators, mixed media and more. The Travel Smart Stage will offer travling tips and tricks. Music will be provided on the L.A. Sound Stage with Castro, a post-punk/new wave band, reggae/ska artist Jackie Mendez, and Ethio Cali, featuring Ethiopian jazz. Some of amazing chefs on the Cooking Stage such as: Pauley Perrette, Food Network and Cooking Channel star; Zoe Nathan, Matthew Kenney and plenty of food trucks.

 Make sure to visit Natural History Museum’s booth and get your nature eyes on! Meet a live animal, hear author talks and get your books signed. Learn how to draw dinosaurs and Dinosaur Encounters.

For complete details and schedule of events visit the Festival of Books website.


Butterfly Pavilion

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!