First Fridays is back LA Stories, 2014!
Just Add Water
Newt and Improved!
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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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Citizen Science and Cocktails

When researchers and the public work together, it's always a reason to celebrate. Join us at Citizen Science and Cocktails events to hear from researchers about their citizen science projects.
Learn More > Just Emerged from the Ice Age

Check out the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits’ new website,!  Videos, photography, interactive components, downloadable resources and more!


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Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 763-DINO

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9:30 am - 5:00 pm daily

Members FREE
Children 2 and under 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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Visit the Other Members of the NHM Family

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We are grateful to our Institutional Partners

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Butterfly Pavilion Is Open!

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

We've opened a new garden that's a magnet for hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. Come greet the pollinators, see the native plants they love, and go on a Nature Hunt -- print it out and bring it to the Museum, or better yet, do it online with our new WiFi!
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First Fridays Is Wild

Come soak in the science, have a cocktail, hear lively discussions, check out live bands, and explore the Museum after-hours. Next First Fridays is May 2.
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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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