Days and Nights at the Museum

We have garden tours, bird watching walks, bug hunts, live animal presentations, and more in the Nature Gardens and Nature Lab. Come hang out with people who love nature and discovery as much as you do!  


Currently at the
Nature Gardens
Showing today:
  • 3:00pmMeet a Live Animal (Nature Lab, Level G)
  • 4:00pmTake a Nature Walk (Otis Booth Pavilion, Ground Floor)

Saturday, December 10, 2016: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Citizen Science Meet-up: Verdugo Mountains Wildlife Hunt

Stough Canyon Nature Center

Explore the urban wilderness of the Verdugo Mountains with NHM staff, Johanna Turner of Cougar Magic, and the Burbank Park and Recreation staff in Stough Canyon as we explore one of L.A.’ s most understudied mountain ranges. The wildlife hunt will include a brief iNaturalist training at the Stough Canyon Nature Center followed by a wildlife search in nearby canyons. Participants will work side by side with NHM staff to find and photograph wildlife in the name of science! We expect to find local and non-native species, wildlife tracks and signs big and small, some of which may be the first records of their kind in the Verdugo Mountains!

Stough Canyon Nature Center
2300 Walnut Avenue, Burbank CA 91501

Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free (with advanced registration)

Registration: e-mail nature@nhm.org or call 213.763.3320
- Limited to 40 Participants
- Registration closes December 5

2016-2017 Season:

Citizen Science Meet Ups

Join us as we use Los Angeles as a field site for science. Citizen Science Meet Ups are opportunities to participate in different projects for a single day, while working alongside participants, from beginners to professionals, with varied nature and science experiences. It is a team environment so all are welcome!

Specific dates, locations, and registration information for each program will be added as soon as possible. To get on our e-mail list, and to ask questions, contact us at nature@nhm.org.

September 10, 2016
Marine Sampling at King Harbor Marina
Registration: Closed

October 15, 2016
Rio Hondo Channel BioBlitz
Registration: Closed

December 10, 2016
Verdugo Mountains Wildlife Hunt
Registration: Open

February, 2017
Land snails and slugs

April, 2017
Wildlife Hunt at NHM

June, 2017
Reptiles and amphibians

Spring 2017: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Citizen Science + Suds

Angel City Brewery

We are partnering with Angel City Brewery in downtown L.A. to host Citizen Science + Suds! During spring, 2017 we'll feature 3 panel discussions focusing on how citizen science is changing our city, state, and the world.

Additional information, including registration, coming soon. To get on our e-mail list, and to ask questions, contact us at nature@nhm.org.

February 9, 2017
How Citizen Science is Changing Los Angeles

March 9, 2017
How Citizen Science is Changing California

April 13, 2017
How Citizen Science is Changing the World