Amateur
Entomologists'
Society

Sensational Butterflies opening


11 April 2011 23:00 - 23:00

Location: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK.

Event description

Scaly wings, strange feeding habits and many eyes. What's it like being a butterfly? Enter their world in Sensational Butterflies and find out how these amazing insects sense their surroundings. Sensational Butterflies is an exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London running from 12th April - 11th September 2011.

The exhibition has five sensory zones of sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch in the butterfly house, many different species of butterflies will flutter past you. Some may even land on you, so tread with care!

The exhibition is on the Natural History Museum's front lawn and features:

  • a butterfly house filled with 100s of live butterflies and moths
  • spectacular swallowtails, beautiful blue morphos, massive moths and more
  • 5 sensory zones exploring how butterflies see, hear, taste, smell and touch
  • fun interactive activities and colourful information panels inside the house
  • your own sensational butterfly chart to get stamped at sensory zones
  • hatchery windows to observe emerging butterflies and pupae
  • our first ever butterfly puddle where male butterflies gather to feed
  • an outdoor garden with tips on how to attract butterflies at home
  • great gifts for butterfly fans in our shop

Organisation details

This event was not organised by the AES. Please contact the event organiser if you have any queries.

Event organiser: Natural History Museum

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