Junior Scientist | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

What will you discover as a Junior Scientist?

September 24 & 25

Two days of all things dinosaur!

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Butterfly Pavilion

Sept 16 – Oct 16, 2016

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The Dinosaurs Have Arrived!

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Junior Scientist

 
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It's time to become a Junior Scientist!

Join us each month to experience NHM as a scientist does! Feel what it’s like to do real scientific work by using the same tools and techniques as our own Museum researchers.

Packed with activities, demonstrations, and an up-close look at some cool (and sometimes creepy crawly) highlights from our collection, each month is a crash course in one of the many fields of science explored at the Museum. By asking questions, making observations, and using your own customized Junior Scientist Field Notebook, you’ll make science-based discoveries about topics ranging from the biggest dinosaurs to the smallest insects.

Junior Scientist is specially designed for 6- to 9-year-olds and their families. All programs are FREE with paid Museum admission or Membership and include a personal Field Notebook to take home. No reservations are required; check in at the Dueling Dinosaurs in the Museum’s foyer on the day of for a free entry ticket.

 

UPCOMING:

Saturday, September 17, 2016: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

A Pterosaur's Toolkit
Pterosaurs, the first vertebrates to take flight, thrived for over 150 million years--right alongside dinosaurs! Pterosaurs of all shapes and sizes had adaptations that helped them to survive. Join us for Junior Scientist this month as we get a hands-on look at how these creatures lived in environments around the world!

 

Saturday, October 15, 2016: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

La Brea Livin' @ La Brea Tar Pits Museum 
Animals like mammoths, mastodons, and saber-toothed cats roamed Los Angeles during the Ice Age, but what came after they went extinct? People! Become an archaeologist at this month’s Junior Scientist, and discover how the first human residents of the Los Angeles Basin used the plentiful “tar” of La Brea!
 

Attention Families - October's Critter Club will be held at the La Brea Tar Pits Museum.

For more information, please contact us at (213) 763-3499 or educate@nhm.org