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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!



Birding Field Trip Saturday, March 12, 2016

Birding in Ballona
7– 11 am 

Grab your binoculars and spend a morning with Museum Ornithologist, Kimball Garrett! The Ballona area in Playa del Rey has the highest diversity of waterbirds in the Los Angeles area. We’ll explore the birdlife of the Ballona Creek and Marina del Rey channels and their rocky jetties, as well as nearby tidal lagoons, the salt pan on the remnant Ballona Wetlands, and the Ballona Freshwater Marsh. As we enjoy birds as diverse as oystercatchers, loons, scoters, herons and swallows, we’ll learn about the changes the Ballona area has seen over the past century as well as its uncertain future!

To Register click HERE!

Lizarding Field Trip Sunday, April 17, 2016

More information coming soon!


During our Tide Pooling field trip on January 9 participants discovered a lot of amazing animals. Here are a few pictures of our findings. 

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.