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Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum Opens!

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Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum Opens!

March 18 @ 9:40 am - 5:00 pm

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County to Open Butterfly Pavilion and Nature Gardens for Spring and Summer Seasons! Butterflies Return for Outdoor Visitor Experiences March 18 through September 6, 2021.
The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC) will open the Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum (NHM) and parts of NHM’s 3.5-acre Nature Gardens to the public for limited days and hours starting Thursday, March 18, with previews for members and invited community partners beginning Thursday, March 11. This outdoor museum experience features up to thirty species of butterflies and caterpillars in a netted enclosure filled with native plants and natural light, and provides spacious pathways to safely connect with nature in the heart of L.A. While NHM remains closed indoors, NHMLAC has implemented COVID-related health and safety protocols in accordance with Los Angeles County Public Health Department, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and California State guidelines to protect visitors, staff and the community for this safe, outdoor museum experience. The Museum will implement the same safety measures that were in place when the Pavilion was open in 2020, including limiting the number of people inside the pavilion to 10 visitors, requiring advance timed-ticket reservations for the Pavilion and parking online, mandatory face coverings for staff and visitors of 2 years and older, signage to enforce physical distancing and a one-way path through the Nature Gardens to the Pavilion.
The Butterfly Pavilion will be open 4 days a week, Thursday to Sunday from 9:40 a.m. to 5 p.m. Timed tickets for the Butterfly Pavilion and advance parking reservations will be released at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 8 for the following two-week period. Check the NHM website for updated public hours. Full details regarding ticketing and safety information may be found at NHM.ORG/butterflies


March 18
9:40 am - 5:00 pm


Natural History Museum
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