If you love art, nature’s original art show is spectacular. The Natural History Museum opens portions of its Nature Gardens to the general public on March 18, 2021. Members are offered early entry starting on March 11, 2021. In addition to the gardens, be sure to purchase tickets to the charming Butterfly Pavilion. My husband and I had a wonderful visit to see the butterflies a couple years back. I highly recommend it. For additional info about the Butterfly Pavilion, read a review HERE by Richard Bilow on our sister site EatTravelGo.com – located in our Stories Section on our We Love LA Page.

Zebra Longwing butterfly at the Butterfly Pavillion at the Natural History Museum; photo by Richard Bilow;

The Nature Gardens features over 600 plants, a lovely pond, an interactive path, and all sorts of critters, butterfly, etc. Enter through the Entrance and take a stroll through the gardens. To ensure a safe visit, follow the signs as they guide you in the one-way directional flow to the Pavilion.

A limited number of guests will be allowed inside the Pavilion during each reservation time slot to allow for physical distancing and ensure a safe environment for you, our guests, and our staff. Members and other guests are required to reserve all tickets in advance for the Butterfly Pavilion, as well as parking in the NHM Car Park. 

Tickets will be available two weeks at a time, with the next on-sale date of March 8 at 10am. 
Member Preview Days: March 11 – 14, available to reserve on March 8
General Public Tickets: March 18 – 21, available for purchase on March 8
Special Member Only Hours:  9:40am – 11am starting March 18
General Hours: 11:20 am – 5 pm

Visit the website for hours, admission, etc. – https://nhm.org/