Sensational Butterflies

Once a year The Natural History Museum plays hosts to a wide array of butterflies and moths in its spectacular tropical enclosure.

Returning for it’s sixth year Sensational Butterflies allows visitors to come face-to-face with tropical butterflies whilst emerging yourself in the sights and sounds of a tropical environment. Over fifty different species of butterflies originating from Africa, Southeast Asia and North and South America flutter past you showing off their vibrant colours. 

This is a wonderful chance for children (and big kids like myself!) to learn, via close-up observation, and engaging in games, activities and challenges that teach about the lifecycle and sensory world of these delicate creatures. You have the chance to observe the magnificent birth sequence – from the butterfly slowly wriggling out of its chrysalis, pumping up its wings then eventually taking flight. I was really impressed by the sheer number of butterflies, so many you had to watch where you stepped as to not trample on ones resting on the floor!

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Sensational Butterflies runs from 3 April until 14 September 2014 and can be found on the East Lawn of The Natural History Museum.

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