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T. rex Growth Series

The Dinosaur Hall features the world's only Tyrannosaurus rex growth series. This series, which features a young adult, 30-foot Thomas the T. rex, a 20-foot juvenile, and a 10-foot baby, offers an unrivaled look at the ways T. rex grew.
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The Dinosaurs Have Arrived!

The new Dinosaur Hall opened July 2011. Watch the early preview for the hall and our other dino videos!
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Join the NHM Next Campaign

The NHM Next campaign is transforming the Museum into one of the coolest destinations in Southern California. Want to get involved in our final phase?  
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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.



Junior Artists!

Saturday, February 21, 2015; 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Come and explore the amazing world of imagination and color of Iberoamerican folk art! Get an up-close look in learning about how daily life, history, traditions, and wildlife of Iberoamerica have inspired the work of the artists in our new temporary exhibit, Grandes Maestros: Great Masters of Iberoamerican Folk Art, Collection of Fomento Cultural Banamex.

Powerful Plankton

Saturday, March 21, 2015; 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
From the largest living creatures on Earth to some of the most microscopic, the ocean has it all. This month in Junior Scientist we will be diving in to check out the life of some of the most important critters floating around our oceans: plankton!  Join us at the Natural History Museum to discover the power of plankton as marine biologists!



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