The Butterflies Exhibit is located just outside of the Natural History Museum. The cost is $5 per person for thirty minutes. You have to select the time you want to go. They do it in small groups and there is a waiting area for you to wait. I suggest getting there five minutes prior to your time.Read More
Last week we were invited to the Grand Opening of the Pollinators Garden at the Natural History Museum. Come and enjoy the fun as you read what they have!
We got a great surprise from a butterfly on stilts and a bee helping kids learn about pollinating. The kids would reach up and give the flowers to the bee and butterfly and they pollinated the flowers. All the kids giggled with delight!
We learned about all the different types of pollinators and even got to watch them pollinate! We helped gather data and it was nice just to slow down and watch things happen.
The kids got to make their own insect houses. I was so surprised by how they got into it and made these all by themselves! I am not a parent that needs things to be perfect, so it is nice to just sit back and watch them create on their own. Of course when hubby got home from work my toddler was excited to show his dad what he made and then destroyed it! I plan on making this on my next camping trip. The staff was really great at talking to them and helping them out. They were very gentle with the kids and didn't rush them which I thank them for that!
They have a dirt section where of course boys loved! You can find a bin where they are composting. The boys loved looking at the bugs doing what they do best!
The opening of the Pollinator Garden marks the completion of the 3½-acre Nature Gardens. Located in the northeast corner of the museum’s outdoor space, the spot was created to attract wildlife and show visitors the symbiotic relationship between flowers and pollinators; bloom every month of the year; and show the diversity of plants that grow easily in Southern California. It’s the first section that boasts annual wildflowers, and as such, it also will be a particularly colorful spot in the Nature Gardens.
We really enjoyed it and had the rest of the day to explore the inside of the museum. Before I forget they had a Scavenger Hunt that you can do on your phone! This is for older kids as my toddlers were not interested in it.
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