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Insects of the LA Basin Presale!

Check out the 3rd edition of Insects of the Los Angeles Basin and learn about the amazing diversity of insects that share our city!

Revised and edited by James N. Hogue, with a new preface by NHM's Entomology Curator Brian Brown!

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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 April 12 through September 7.

Members get a sneak peek and receive free tickets throughout the season!

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BUG FAIR: May 16 - 17, 2015

Saturday and Sunday, May 16 - 17, 9:30 am - 5 pm

The 29th annual Bug Fair is the "Year of the Butterfly." Flutter over to the Museum for a weekend full of exhibitors, vendors, bug chefs, and more.

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

April 18 and 19, 2015

At USC (across from the Museum)

Booth #610 — Next to the NHM Children's Stage

Stop by the NHM Booth at this year's Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and get your nature eyes on! Meet a live animal, hear author talks and get your books signed. Learn how to draw dinosaurs and get information about the opening of our annual Butterfly Pavilion and many of the public programs we offer year-round.

Learn how you can help the dwindling Monarch population by simply planting milkweed and wildflowers in your garden. We will be handing out free milkweed and wildflower seeds to all visitors.

For this weekend only, we will be moving our Dinosaur Encounters performances to the NHM Children's Stage at the Festival of Books, featuring our own Hunter the T. rex and Dakota the Triceratops! Don't miss them!

Schedule of Events

Saturday, April 18

10:30-11:00 Live Animal Presentation
11:30-12:00 Author Talk: Brian Switek discusses the new movie Jurassic World
12:00-1:00 Author Signing: Brian Switek - "My Beloved Brontosaurus" and 
  advance copies of "Prehistoric Predators"
1:05-1:30 Dinosaur Encounters on the NHM Children's Stage
1:45-2:15 Storyteller Olga Loya performs on the Hoy Stage
  in association with Music Center on Tour 
2:00-2:30 Author Demo: James Silvani shows you how to draw a dinosaur
2:30-3:00 Author Signing: James Silvani - "Draw-A-Saurus"
3:15-3:40 Dinosaur Encounters on the NHM Children's Stage

4:00-4:30

Live Animal Presentation

 

Sunday, April 19

10:00-5:00 Hands-On Workshop: Florence Nishida shows you how to 
  plant your summer garden with water-wise edibles
10:30-11:00 Live Animal Presentation
11:00-11:30 Author Talk: James Hogue discusses the 3rd edition of "Insects 
  of the Los Angeles Basin" and the amazing insects all around us
12:25-12:50 Dinosaur Encounters on the NHM Children's Stage
1:00-1:30 Live Animal Presentation
1:45-2:15 INCA, The Peruvian Ensemble performs on the Hoy Stage
  in association with Music Center on Tour
2:00-2:30 Author Demo: James Silvani shows you how to draw a dinosaur
2:30-3:00 Author Singing: James Silvani - "Draw-A-Saurus"
3:25-3:50 Dinosaur Encounters on the NHM Children's Stage
4:00-4:30 Live Animal Presentation