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)

Sunday, December 28, 2014: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Citizen Science Meet-up: Christmas Bird Count

NHM, Nature Gardens

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

Cost: Free to the public

RSVP: E-mail nature@nhm.org to reserve your spot.

February 24 & 25, 2015: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Urban Soil Carbon Water Summit

Natural History Museum

Presented by NHM and G3, Green Gardens Group

It's dry and getting drier here in the arid West. But drought is just a symptom of something much more insidious called desertification - creating a man-made desert out of a historically dry area.

In order to influence policy and projects aimed at reducing the effects of climate change, the Urban Soil Carbon Water Summit Partners invite you to join the dialogue and claim a leadership role in building the formula for abundance and urban resiliency:

Living Soil + Carbon Sequestration + Native Plants =
Soil Security = Water Security

Over two days in February 2015 our internationally renowned speakers, in dialogue with YOU, our Summit attendees, will share strategies for:
• Restoring urban soils
• Reducing drought
• Creating a more verdant and economically viable city, and
• Sequestering carbon in the soil biome to reverse climate change.

Click here for more informaton and register today!