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.'
What lengths do wasp parents go to in order to feed their young? Join a Museum scientist to discover how parasitoid wasps feed on the bodies of living caterpillars.
22 May 2016, 12.30 - 13.00 and 14.30 - 15.00
The Natural History Museum comes to life after dark. Enjoy special butterfly-themed events and late-night access to our exhibitions, galleries and shops.
27 May 2016, 18.00 - 22.00