Enter London's world famous Natural History Museum through its magnificent giant globe entrance
Meander through the steamy tropical vegetation of the butterfly house
See 100's of spectacular live butterflies fluttering around you
Record the special butterfly species you find by stamping your special expedition passport
Scramble up into the tree house in the outdoor British garden
Opening Times: 8th April - 26th September 2010 Daily, including bank holidays 10.00am to 5.50pm (last admission 5.15pm)
Address: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD
Description: Take a trip through the magnificent butterfly house, explore the habitats and continents across the world and discover the spectacular butterflies that live there.
Butterfly Explorers is on the Museum's east lawn and features:
•Expedition passport given at the entrance to stamp at borders on the trail •Butterfly house filled with 100s of live butterflies, and a feeding table •4 different habitat zones in the butterfly house: South America, North America, Asia and Africa •2 hatchery windows to observe pupae and emerging butterflies •Outdoor British garden with tips on how to attract butterflies at home •Maze, tree-house and play area in the outdoor garden •Fun interactive activities and colourful information panels throughout •Shop with great gifts for butterfly fans On your journey, spot different butterfly species and the stages in their life cycles. Find out why some species are under threat and what might be in your own back garden.
Additional Information: •Butterfly Explorers is suitable for families and children aged 5 to 11. •Children under 13 years of age are not permitted to enter the exhibition unless accompanied by an adult. •On busy periods there may be a waiting time involved to enter the exhibition.