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Welcome Wildlife Into Your Garden

Here are some useful tips on how to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, lizards, and other creatures into your garden!
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From the Ground Up:
Building a Backyard for the City

Citizen Science Manager Lila Higgins is tracking the latest and greatest developments in the Museum’s new outdoor habitat, the Nature Gardens!
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Become a member today to skip the lines and receive free admission and special exhibit tickets all year long!

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Adventures in Nature

This Year, Give Your Child the World!

Adventures in Nature is a day camp offered every summer and seasonally throughout the school year. Children in grades K through 8 have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of Museum topics — Earth's features, creatures, and cultures from around the globe. Enroll your children in our hands-on, interactive classes and they will learn about fascinating topics through active encounters that spark children's natural curiosity and creativity.

All camps are from 9 am to 3 pm daily and are one week in length.

Adventures In Nature Spring Day Camp

The Tar Pits: Past, Present and Future! - March 21-25, 2016

This spring, NHM invites your child to join us for Adventures in Nature Spring Day Camp. Spring camp is held at the La Brea Tar Pits Museum and this week campers will discover traces of the Ice Age past! Scientists at the Tar Pits are working daily to uncover plants and animals that only lived during the Pleistocene and many who are still alive today! Unlike any other camp, we give a hands-on, behind the scenes experience, as well as a creative outlet to all participants. It’s so much adventure, your child’s camp memories will surely last a lifetime.

To Register click HERE!
To view the Camp Brochure click HERE!



Learn how a paleontologist studies fossils
Meet an Ice Age relative that is still alive today
Create your own Pleistocene predator mask



1st/2nd Grade

Explore the Pleistocene Garden
Meet an Excavator
Get an up-close look at Project 23



3rd/4th Grade 

Learn the history of La Brea and create your own tar pits story
Go inside the Fossil Lab with Museum preparators
Get a behind the scenes look at the Museum’s Ice Age Encounters


Adventures In Nature Summer Day Camp

Summer Camp Registration begins Tuesday, February 9, 2016!

AIN Summer Camp Scholarships
Applications for Summer Camp Scholarships will be available Monday, February 8th through Friday, March 11th. Scholarships are on a first-come, first-served basis for families who qualify. Priority will go to families who have not received a past scholarship for Adventures in Nature. Only applicants awarded a Camp Scholarship will be notified and will be contacted by Museum Staff via email no later than Friday, April 1, 2016.

For more information, you may contact us at 213.763.3499 or