Sensational Butterflies

Natural History Museum
Until September 17
The Natural History Museum’s 'Sensational Butterflies' exhibition is back. For a chance to enjoy a flavour of the tropics in the city, head for museum’s butterfly house to view over five hundred species from across the globe.
© The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London
In a colourful habitat of flowers, colour and foliage - see the creatures transform from caterpillar to chrysalis. Marvel as the insects unfurl their wings for the very first time as they emerge from their cocoons as beautiful adult butterflies.

The butterfly house has been designed to mimic the creatures’ natural habitat, so whatever the weather outdoors – by day the average temperature inside the dome is around 27 degrees Celsius.

Exotic trees and plants such as guava, mango, star fruit and coffee plants can also be found within the dome’s surroundings, giving visitors a real sense of the butterflies’ natural habitat.


Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
South Kensington
Opening hours:
Daily: 10am-5:50pm
Entry fee:
Adult £5.85 Child and concession £5.85 Family £19.80
March 31 - September 17


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