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Sensational Butterflies Exhibit at the Natural History Museum

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Sensational Butterflies Exhibit at the Natural History Museum

KidRated’s Sensational Butterflies Top Tips:


  • Wear layers – even if it’s cold outside it will be warm in the tent
  • Do visit the inside the Natural History Museum as well
  • Visit at non-peak times for fewer crowds

The Sensational Butterflies Exhibition at the Natural History Museum is back. Immerse yourself in a world of butterflies from all continents.


Butterflies are free to fly around the exhibit’s tropical setting, meaning you can experience the thrill of seeing butterflies up-close in real life, rather than on a TV screen.


Your visit to Sensational Butterflies also explores the butterfly’s fascinating life-cycle. If you’re lucky, you may even get to see the mesmerising process of a butterfly emerging from its pupa!


Whether or not you like creepy-crawlies, the butterflies in this exhibit are something you’re sure to find as sensational as the exhibition’s title suggests.


Flora and fauna fans should also check out the ZSL London Zoo, Kew Gardens and London Wetland Centre.


Before you go see if there are any great butterfly-related activities on the day of your visit. For more info click here.

Booking Advice:

  • You can book online now
  • Save money with a family ticket. Art Fund members can also buy discounted tickets
  • Kids under 4 go FREE 



Cromwell Rd

Phone number:

+44 (0)20 7942 5511


How to get there:

Nearest Tube: South Kensington

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Teen Verdict

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I’ve always loved butterflies so I jumped at the chance to see this exhibit. I wasn’t sure what it was going to be like so when I got there I was blown away. There were butterflies everywhere! I’ve never seen anything like it. They were free to fly around and one even landed on my shoulder. I’d definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to do something different in Summer. Super cool experience.

Parent Point of View

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Laura Porter

  • It’s hot inside so get ready to peel off coats and jumpers.
  • Even when there are long queues to get into the Natural History Museum you should be able to visit here as it’s on the East Lawn, near to the tube tunnel entrance.
  • Glasses steam up so take them off, if possible.
  • Don’t rush around as 1) it’s too hot, 2) it’s not that big and you’ll waste your visit and 3) staying still means butterflies may land on you and that’s cool.

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