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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.

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CITIZEN SCIENCE DAY AT NHM
Help us celebrate National Citizen Science Day at NHM! We'll have a family-friendly scavenger hunt where participants will interact with our staff to learn about NHM’s citizen science projects! Complete the scavenger hunt and be entered to win some amazing nature-themed prizes.

Where: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
When: Saturday, April 16, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Regular museum admission and parking rates apply
RSVP: RSVP not required


CITY NATURE CHALLENGE: L.A. VS S.F. WILDLIFE HUNT @NHMLA
Join us to celebrate National Citizen Science Day in L.A.  We’re partnering up with the California Academy of Sciences to see who can find the most nature in California. Help us show S.F. that we not only have the best food, beaches, and sports teams but also have amazing wildlife and nature lovers in L.A.! Whether you are new to citizen science, or a seasoned professional join us to photograph the wildlife of Exposition Park. Training, scientists, light snacks, and refreshments are ALL included! 

Where: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
When: Saturday, April 16, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Registration required: Email nature@nhm.org OR Phone 213-763-3320
- Limited to 60 Participants
- Registration closes April 13


BIRD L.A. DAY

NHM is celebrating Bird L.A. Day!

Beginner Bird Walk. Walks will teach participants how to use mobile apps while birding, and how to report bird observations using citizen science. RSVP required for Beginner Bird Walk. Limited to 20 participants each. Museum admission and parking will be waived for these participants.
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.

NHM will continue its celebration of Bird L.A. Day by giving a bird theme to all regularly scheduled tours in the gardens and museum this day. RSVP for these tours is not required. No limit on participants. Regular museum admission and parking rates apply.
11:00 a.m. Nature Gardens Exploration
1:00 p.m. Gallery Exploration Tour
2:00 p.m. Gallery Highlights Tour
​4:00 p.m. Nature Walk