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Do You Want To Start Your Own Veggie Garden?

NHM's master gardner Florence Nishida explains why we should start our own healthy vegetable garden at home. Fall gardening classes start soon, part of our new and expanded Workshops program! 
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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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Field Trips

Give us a Saturday and we'll give you an adventure!

When you come away with us for a day, we'll give you an education and an adventure. Our curatorial staff and our Education Department join forces for our field trip outings, which means expert science is seamlessly combined with fun. You'll not only discover Southern California's features, landscapes, and hidden treasures, you'll learn about what our scientists do when they're out in the field!



Whale Tales: A Palos Verdes Perspective on Marine Mammals

Saturday, April 11, 2015; 10 am - 2 pm
The Palos Verdes Peninsula offers one of the most spectacular places to see Marine mammals that have long flourished on the pacific coast of North America. Join NHM vertebrate paleontologists, Dr. Samuel A. McLeod, Dr. Jorge Velez-Juarbe, and Vanessa R. Rhue, for a day of exploration. Participants will gain insights into the rich geologic history of the area, see local fossils on exhibit, and learn about the citizen science based Gray Whale Census and Behavior Project. 

Don’t forget your binoculars on this field trip…you might be able to spot a migrating whale!

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Are you looking to bring your class on a Field Trip to the Museum? Click here to request a visit.