Summer Nights in the Garden
Butterfly Pavilion Now Open!
Just Add Water
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New Exhibits Open!

L.A. is more wild than you think! Come celebrate the transformation of NHM into an indoor-outdoor Museum!
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Fly Out to Our South Lawn!

Come to our Butterfly Pavilion and see 30 species of flutterers take flight daily! Open through September 1.
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Just Add Water Discussions

No matter how you pour it – for your coffee in the morning or your lawn at night – water runs deep in Southern Californians' psyche.
Stop by on Thursday evenings this summer for a series of discussions about the revival of rivers, the history of dams, our enduring water wars, and how to survive in a hotter L.A.
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Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 763-DINO

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Children 2 and under FREE
School Groups FREE
California Teachers* FREE
Children 3 - 12 $5.00
Youth 13 - 17 $9.00
College Students w/ ID $9.00
Seniors (62+) $9.00
Adults $12.00
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We are grateful to our Institutional Partners

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New Summer Nights In The Garden!

Awaken your senses at the Museum this summer at our brand new event—Summer Nights in the Garden! Hear great music, sip garden-inspired cocktails, take botanical tours, and more! Admission is free.
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More Just Add Water

The Museum's exhibition, Just Add Water, has been extended through January 19, 2015! The large-scale watercolor works inspired by the L.A. Aqueduct compliment a new series of water-themed discussions.
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Summer of Butterflies!

The Museum's 16th annual Butterfly Pavilion features 30 species of butterflies, including subtropical flutterers, plus a new waystation for Monarchs! Open through Monday, September 1.
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ZomBee Watch

In partnership with San Francisco State University, ZomBee Watch is a project that will help scientists better understand the distribution of the Zombie Fly, a parasitic fly that turns honeybees into zombies. Find out how to become a ZomBee Hunter!
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Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern California

We want to find out where reptiles and amphibians live throughout Southern California. To do this, we need your help!
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Join the Evolution!

We're in the final phase of the biggest transformation in our history! By the time we're done, we'll have twice as much space for programs, and five new permanent exhbits. The NHM Next campaign is what makes it all possible.  
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What else is new at NHM?
Meet Your Planet Here 

NHM Receives $13 Million Gift for Otis Booth Pavilion

An unprecedented $13 million gift from The Otis Booth Foundation enabled the Museum to build a spectacular glass entrance pavilion for its new Nature Gardens. A magnificent, 63-foot fin whale specimen suspended inside in the Otis Booth Pavilion was unveiled at NHM's 100th anniversary festivities in June, 2013.
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The Museum Behind the Museum

KPCC went behind the scenes to film in our "whale warehouse." It's where we store and research huge mammal skeletons.
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