The museum at La Brea Tar Pits remains closed until further notice. The park at La Brea Tar Pits is currently open, and visitors can see paleontologists working at our excavation site weekly. 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!