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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!



Morro Bay's Great Outdoors! December 5-7, 2014

Discover the rich biodiversity of Morro Bay's fauna and flora on this family camping trip. Join NHM Director of the Nature Gardens, Carol Bornstein, Ornithologist Kimball Garrett, Curator of Entomology Brian Brown, Curator of Mammals Jorge Velez-Juarbe, and a team of naturalist experts as we explore beautiful nature trails, animals such as otters, tide pools, catch-and-release insects, and roast marshmallows around the campfire. The trip fee includes three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday as well as campground fees. Participants provide their own transportation and camping gear. Limited to 50 participants.

Where: Morro Bay State Park

Registration required: Register online here or over the phone 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.