Activities and Events

Hang out with people who love nature and discovery as much as you do! These activities and events are also opportunities to learn how you can contribute to different citizen science projects throughout the Los Angeles area.

Natural History Museum

900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Open Daily 9:30 am-5:00 pm
(213) 763-DINO

Nature Gardens


Sunday, December 28, 2014 | 1:00-4:00 pm

Join us to collect bird observations in the NHM Nature Gardens for the 115th annual Christmas Bird Count! The Christmas Bird Count is one of the oldest citizen science projects in existence, and is coordinated by the National Audubon Society.  We are excited to work with NHM Ornithologist, Kimball Garrett and our program participants to map birds here at NHM.  After we finish collecting the data we’ll enjoy light refreshments as we reflect on the day’s activities.

We will be using the Nature Gardens as a field site by identifying birds using visual and acoustic identifiers.  The data will be added into eBird, which is the largest online bird database.  Don’t know anything about birds?  No problem, we will provide you with all the training you need to get started.  We will also have experienced birders and guides on hand to help you during the program.  Kimball will introduce you to common birds of L.A. as well as techniques that will allow you to identify birds around your neighborhood.

Program Schedule:
1:00 pm Data collection in the Nature Gardens
3:00 pm Light refreshments and debrief/reflection
4:00 pm Program ends

Cost: Free to the public

RSVP: We apologize but this program has reached its capacity, and we are no longer able to accept reservations.