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Activities and Programs

In the Field with NHMLA

Take a journey and discover L.A.’s biodiversity with Museum scientists! Throughout the school year we offer four day trips focused on specific plants and animals, which culminate in one interdisciplinary overnight campout. You’ll explore a Southern California area of special ecological note, and get first-hand experience with different field techniques, taught by experts.

Each participant in these 25-person groups gets a unique tool, field guide and badge that highlights each field trip’s focus. By the end, you’ll have your very own nature kit that you can use on any outdoor adventure. Choose one or all, it’s up to you!



Saturday, April 1 – Sunday, April 2, 2017

This year’s “In the Field with NHMLA” culminates with an overnight camping trip at the Bandido Campground in the Angeles Forest. This camping trip  encapsulates the knowledge and techniques learned throughout the season. Participants will continue to explore the rich biodiversity of Southern California’s flora and fauna with NHMLA’s researchers and field experts, with the bonus of roasting marshmallows around a campfire! The trip fee includes campfire snacks on Saturday, as well as campground fees. Participants provide their own transportation, meals, and camping gear.

For packing list and more information click HERE!

Past Programs:

 Thanks to everyone who joined us on our outings! Below are a few highlights from the trips:





In the Field events are recommended for persons that are seven years and older. 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.