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T. rex Growth Series

The new 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.



From Sage to Sabertooth: The Ice Age Food Chain at the Page Museum

Saturday, October 25, 2014; 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
Learn how plant biodiversity was important in the Ice Age, even to the carnivores! Come see how we use the plant fossils found at Rancho La Brea to build the Ice Age food chain. Join us at the Page Museum and become a junior paleobotanist!

Please note this Junior Scientist will be held at the Page Museum. For more information click here.


Unraveling History Clue by Clue

Saturday, November 15, 2014; 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

This month in Junior Scientist, be sure to bring your magnifying glass and keen observation skills as we become historians! We’ll work like detectives and piece together clues left behind from the past to unravel the stories that they were a part of.



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