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: 
  • TodayMeet a turtle in the Nature Lab
  • 3:00pmMeet a Live Animal (Nature Lab, Level G)
  • 4:00pmTake a Nature Walk (Otis Booth Pavilion, Ground Floor)

October 25: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

CITIZEN SCIENCE MEET-UP: L.A. Spider Survey and Southwest Monarch Study

Nature Gardens

Join us to collect spider and Monarch butterfly data for two citizen science projects in the Museum’s gardens. 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 adding specimens to the NHM Los Angeles Spider Survey by collecting and identifying spiders. We will also work with the Southwest Monarch Study to tag Monarch butterflies and test them for parasites. Don’t know anything about spiders or monarchs? No problem, we’ll provide you with all the training you need. We will introduce a variety of spider and butterfly capture techniques that you can also use in your own backyard. Participants will also go home with a few monarch tags to continue your participation in the Southwest Monarch Study.

Program participation allows FREE admission but parking fees still apply. RSVP is required.