Our L.A. Summer

Summer is on and we’re here to be your gallery guides, field guides, and your partners in nature and culture discovery all around town!

Otis Booth summer night

Get up close to multi-colored flutterers with us in the Butterfly Pavilion, take field trips into the wilds of L.A., unwind at evening events in the museum’s Nature Gardens, and get to know local history and culture with museum educators at parks across L.A. County. Summer is on and we’re here to be your gallery guides, field guides, and your partners in nature and culture discovery all around town. 

FIND YOUR FAVORITE FLUTTERER

Summer is in the air and so are the butterflies! This year’s Butterfly Pavilion is inviting guests to put their butterfly-spotting skills to the test. Hundreds of butterflies will be perched on leaves, flying through the air, and sipping nectar from the Pavilion garden’s many flowers. The Pavilion is home to many species of California natives such as the queen butterfly, mourning cloak, and buckeye. Others are ambassadors from all over North America including ten species of subtropical varieties.

UNWIND WITH US THIS SUMMER

What better way to enjoy the warm breeze and late sunset than to spend your Friday nights in the Nature Gardens? Get outdoorsy and join us for our series Summer Nights in the Garden. Don’t miss the botanical tours and hands-on activities (macramé, coffee roasting, pickling, hummingbird feeders, planting, and more). Enjoy a garden-inspired cocktail, have a picnic under the stars, and hear the musical stylings of DJs and performers.

family in butterfly pavilion
This summer has wings! Find your favorite flutterer in the Butterfly Pavilion!