Junior Scientist | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

What will you discover as a Junior Scientist?

Butterfly Pavilion

Sept 16 – Oct 16, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for our all new Butterfly Pavilion.

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Spider Pavilion

October 30 – December 11

Discover amazing arachnids in a one-of-a-kind experience.

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The Dinosaurs Have Arrived!

Watch some dinosaur videos at our  YouTube channel!


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.



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.

Saturday, November 19, 2016: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Wild in the City!
Our city is the back drop for a wide array of urban wildlife.  In this edition of Junior Scientist, become a backyard wildlife biologist! Discover how scientists and citizens alike study animals in the urban jungle of Los Angeles.


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