Amazing butterflies at the Natural History Museum

Published: 25 March 2008

Explore the life cycle of some of the world's most beautiful creatures this summer in the giant maze and butterfly house at the Amazing Butterflies, the new family exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London.

Begin at the maze that takes you on a journey from egg to caterpillar, and chrysalis to butterfly. There's a zip slide where you can soar through the air like a butterfly. Mind your head as you enter the butterfly house. It is home to hundreds of flying butterflies and moths bred in the exhibition's own hatchery. Your journey finishes in the beautiful butterfly garden, planted with British flowers that attract native species.

The exhibition is open daily, 10am - 5pm, and runs from the 5 April to 17 August 2008.

If you're interested in butterflies then why not buy British butterflies throughout the year. This is AES publication describes adults of the different species of British butterflies according to the time of year they appear on the wing. There is also a helpful and easy-to-read calendar of flight times and a useful checklist to help you keep track of your sightings.

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