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April is here, and that means that the Natural History Museum has re-opened the Butterfly Pavillion outside its South Entrance. It will remain open until September and contains over 40 species of live butterflies. Be sure to prepare skittish children for the idea that the butterflies will land on them. Then practice how to breathe slowly, not to panic or try to smush the critters.
Visit the website of the Butterfly Pavilion for more details regarding hours, tickets, and the like.
The Expo rail line is scheduled to begin service the last weekend of the month, so if you wait until later in the season, you could ride the train from the Westside, see some butterflies, picnic alongside the Science Center, visit the rose bushes and fountain in the center of the park, and return home via the Expo Line. What fun!