Butterfly Jungle at the Natural History Museum

Press release - 03 April 2009

Be transported to a beautiful Butterfly Jungle this summer

Take a magical jungle journey this summer, as the Natural History Museum comes alive with the brand new Butterfly Jungle. Travel from the dark depths of the forest floor, to the heady heights of the tree canopy, and experience the magic and beauty of live butterflies and other rainforest creatures.

Your journey begins with an outdoor explorer’s trail. As you climb, crawl, swing and jump your way through the different layers of the rainforest, you’ll discover the amazing characters that live here and find out how they are adapted to survive in their jungle home. Tackle their survival challenges yourself through a mix of fun, physical activities and brain-teasing puzzles. You’ll need to follow the animal tracks, spot the camouflaged insects and swing like a monkey. This place is full of life. In fact, it’s the most diverse place on Earth. Rainforests are home to butterflies, beetles, frogs, snakes, toucans, monkeys and more. In this fascinating exhibition, you’ll find out how they all avoid getting eaten, find food and build a home, and why it is so important to protect this rich and beautiful habitat.

Your jungle trail will lead you to the incredible butterfly house where you can feel the life and diversity of the jungle all around you. As you walk inside this living rainforest, you’ll come face to face with a huge variety of tropical butterflies from all over the world.

Watch this space for more information on the unmissable, all-new, Butterfly Jungle exhibition.

Dates: 1 May – 27 September 2009
Admission: Adult, Gift Aid admission £6*
Child, Gift Aid admission £4*
Concession, Gift Aid admission £4*
Family, Gift Aid admission £17*
Location: East lawn
Nearest tube: South Kensington

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For more information, please contact:
Victoria Rose or Katy Emami
Amazing Media
Tel: 020 7292 8860
Email: firstname@amazingmedia.co.uk

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Notes for editors

* If you are a UK taxpayer and pay the Gift Aid admission ticket price this allows the Natural History Museum to reclaim the tax on the whole ticket price you pay. For every £100 worth of tickets sold, we can claim an extra £28 from the Government. This means you can further support the work of the Natural History Museum. Through its collections and scientific expertise, the Museum is helping to protect the extraordinary richness and diversity of the natural world with groundbreaking projects in 68 countries.

  • The Natural History Museum is one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions, but is also a world-leading science research centre. Through its collections and scientific expertise, the Museum is helping to conserve the extraordinary richness and diversity of the natural world with groundbreaking projects in 68 countries.