We spent a day this summer at the Natural History Museum with my Mom, Aunt, and cousin Molly. We enjoyed visiting the new garden, the fantastic new kid's lab, and seeing the LA exhibit. The big thrill of the day was the time we spent in the butterfly tent. I admit that when we first went in it was disappointing because in my head a butterfly tent would have thick clouds of butterflies, but upon further reflection (or rather observation of my most timid child), I realized that too many butterflies would be scary (and messy). Once the kids warmed up to having butterflies land on them they had a really great time. My mom ended up being a butterfly magnet, so we got to see lots and lots of them up close.