Can Butter Fly?

If you live in Los Angeles, you probably don’t go to Disneyland every Sunday…If you have kids, they demand Disney quality entertainment every weekend.  But what are you to do, when you have exhausted all of the affordable entertainment options?  Well, as a Los Angeles Real Estate Agent, I am expected to know everything there is about the area.  Where to eat, where to vacation, where to enjoy a night out…I have been asked just about everything under the sun.

So, I did my research to bring you another great outing for you and your kids or a nice day out with your spouse.  The Los Angeles Natural History Museum has officially launched this season’s Butterfly Pavilion.  Don’t click away yet!  This awesome experience could a once in a lifetime bonding moment for your children and take in a part of history, few have probably experienced.

More than 30 native North American butterfly species and an array of plants take up residence every summer for our much-anticipated living habitat, the Butterfly Pavilion. Wander through a unique changing ecosystem, witness free-flying creatures interacting with plant life, and emerge with a better understanding of the environment needed for the survival of these spectacular animals.  The Butterfly Pavilion showcases hundreds of butterflies and the plants that surround them, an interaction that has been refined over the course of millions of years.  See up close how butterflies use their tubular mouthparts to obtain nectar and witness caterpillars feed on leaves and go through the process of their transformation into adults. Various butterflies are present at different points during the season and the plants will grow and change. This means that each visit to the Butterfly Pavilion throughout the summer can be a different experience!

So, what is it…you go into a big tent that is completely enclosed and you actually walk through and interact with live butterflies in their natural habitat.  If your kids don’t smile the whole time, then you might have to go to Disneyland…but I don’t think that will be the case.  And, if you become a member of the Natural History Museum, the Butterfly Pavilion is free!

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