The New Butterfly Exhibit

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Date(s) - Sep 16
11:00 am

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County


The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) has re-designed and re-built its popular outdoor Butterfly Pavilion exhibit, which opens to the public September 16. Though it is still located on the south side of the museum, the new and permanent structure has enhanced design features for its hundreds of butterfly residents: more vertical fly space, and a rounded structure that provides more light (which is better for flight) and more space for them to perch.

In the airy and roomier pavilion, museum visitors will delight in the more than 25 species of butterflies flitting around in their new digs. Museum entomologists have stocked the pavilion with North American butterflies, which flutter among flowering plants inside the enclosed habitat. Visitors may stop to admire a chrysalis and marvel as colorful winged creatures alight on nectar-filled flowers. They will spot monarchs, queens, malachites and various longwings and swallowtails, among others.