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Sensational Butterflies at the Natural History Museum

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Sensational Butterflies 2018 © Trustees of the NHM, London. Image courtesy of Natural History Museum.
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Mingle with hundreds of live butterflies and uncover the secret life of these colourful insects in this family-friendly exhibition. Read More


Come face to face with hundreds of fluttering butterflies in the Natural History Museum’s Sensational Butterflies tropical house.

Colourful butterflies from Africa, Asia and America fly freely in this immersive family exhibit, now in its 10th year.

Witness the remarkable life cycle of the intriguing insect, from a crawling caterpillar, to the elegant flying creature emerging from its chrysalis. Study the butterflies as they eat at the feeding station, and use one of the magnifiers to admire their beautiful wings.

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Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road
+44 (0)20 7942 5000
Public transport:
Tube: South Kensington Train: Victoria/Paddington. Either use pedestrian tunnel from South Kensington station and exit where signposted or access via Exhibition Road.

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