Nature in Santa Barbara: Butterflies Alive!


There are many natural beauties and wonders to enjoy while staying in Santa Barbara, California. With the beach, rolling hills and nearby vineyards, this is one of the best areas in the country to get in touch with the earth. However, beyond what is outdoors, there is a little bit more to be appreciated. The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is hosting an exciting exhibit this summer.

 Butterflies Alive! Showcases over one thousand free-flying butterflies for museum attendees to walk amongst. The butterflies flap around a scenic garden filled with gorgeous flowers and plant life. The butterflies range across several different species and looks. Some of the more attractive ones for future exhibit attendees to look out for include: the auburn Queen butterfly, the amber and brown-framed Monarch, the orange and yellow Orange-barred Sulphur, the mystic blue Pipevine Swallowtail and more. All of these species can be found in the Butterflies Alive! guide, which is available at the museum.

 Butterflies Alive! is one of many fascinating and inspiring initiatives presented by the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural history. With an undeniable passion for the earth, this museum provides vibrant and contemplative insights into all the different ways our world functions and survives. In the spirit of this focus, the museum also promotes sustainability and maintaining a clean, green ecological system. This museum is also a wonderful avenue for connecting communities and visitors. For those visiting Santa Barbara, the Museum of Natural History is a great way to get in touch with the local community and what they have to offer.

 Whether you are in Santa Barbara today, or are planning a trip in the coming months, it’s clear that one of the most interesting things you can do is get out see Butterflies Alive! The museum is also currently holding exhibits on bee cells, Indian beadwork, orchids and more! Check out the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for a guaranteed mind-expanding day.