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Do You Want To Start Your Own Veggie Garden?

NHM's master gardener 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!



Tide Pooling at Abalone Cove Saturday, January 9, 2016 | 12 pm - 4 pm

ATTENTION: The Tidepooling Field Trip has Sold Out. To be placed on a waitlist, please call us at 213.763.3499.

Discover the vibrant world of marine invertebrates with Museum Scientists!
Join Dr. Gordon Hendler, Curator of Echinoderms (sea stars and relatives) and museum colleagues at Abalone Cove, one of the most beautiful rocky reefs in Southern California, for an up close and personal tide pooling experience. Discover mollusks, anemones, sea stars, crabs, marine worms, and their intertidal neighbors. Participants will learn about tidepool ecology, marine biology and what it is that makes tidepool creatures the most exotic and fascinating Angelenos.
Who: Individuals and Families ages 7+
Bring your lunch with you to enjoy while Dr. Gordon Hendler gives a brief intro to what we will find in the Cove. Parking is $5 cash per car.

$20 Members
$25 Nonmembers

ATTENTION: The Tidepooling Field Trip has Sold Out. To be placed on a waitlist, please call us at 213.763.3499.

For more information, please call 213.763.3499 or e-mail us at

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