Sensational Butterflies

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See more butterflies than ever before and learn fascinating facts about their lives in our tropical butterfly house.

Enjoy a perfect family day out wandering among hundreds of free-flying moths and butterflies from around the world, including species sourced ethically from Africa, South America, North America and Asia.

Try to spot the difference between butterflies and moths, look for caterpillar camouflage, and have a chance to see a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis.

Get a close-up view of butterfly specimens through a magnifier, and see the secrets of butterfly wings revealed through a stunning scanning electron microscope image.

Dr Blanca Huertas, curator of butterflies and moths at the Museum, says: 'Sensational Butterflies is a rare chance to see these beautiful creatures in flight here in the city.'

  • 24 March - 11 September 2016

    Last entry 17.15

  • South Kensington, London

Sensational Butterflies free prize draw

Enjoy your very own butterfly's-eye view - win a hot air balloon flight for a family of up to five people.

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