After all that winter rain, spring gives us a warmer embrace. The best part of of this season is witnessing nature transform right before our very eyes. The leaves grow green, flowers bloom, skies clear, and caterpillars turn into colorful butterflies. In fact, you can witness this beautiful transformation firsthand at one of these butterfly pavilions around L.A. below! 🐛🦋
1. Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum’s stunning butterfly pavilion is now open through August 13. Meet colorful and beautiful butterfly species as they fly around you, and if you’re lucky, they’ll rest on your hands/arms. It’s the perfect one-of-a-kind experience for the whole family to connect with nature together! Learn more here.
📍Location: Exposition Park, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles 90007
2. Kidspace Children’s Museum
This one’s for the kiddos! Kidspace Children’s Museum is kicking off butterfly season to celebrate the habitat and life cycle of butterflies and other pollinators. Families can dig-in and connect with new exhibits, visit the bug safari, create a caterpillar out of clay and add seeds in it to watch it sprout, dress up like a butterfly in fantasy flutter-by, and adopt a live caterpillar to watch it transform into a Painted Lady butterfly to release. Get more info here!
📍 Location: 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103
3. South Coast Botanic Garden
Although it this one isn’t open just yet—every spring folks flutter on over to South Coast Botanic Garden for their incredible SOAR experience. Here you get to wander among tropical butterflies in their butterfly pavilion and get an intimate look into their natural habitat and lives. Learn more about SOAR here!
🗓️ When: Opening sometime this spring 2023
📍Location: 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274