Beginning April 1 at NHM and April 8 at the Tar Pits, we will reopen for our Members, community partners and general public. Advanced tickets are required for entry for NHM and the museum at La Brea Tar Pits, and can be purchased online. The William S. Hart museum will remain closed until further notice.  See NHMLAC's response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

What Just Flew by My Window?

It's butterfly migration season again!

painted lady butterfly on flower

We'll share how to spot a painted lady butterfly, why they are migrating through our neighborhoods, and how you can contribute to community science by counting the butterflies fluttering past your window.

Download the butterflies scavenger hunt PDF here to help in your search.

Learn more from our expert entomologists and download our handy counting guide!