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30th Annual Bug Fair

We're celebrating 30 years of BUGGIN' OUT!

Join us on May 21 & 22, 2016 for a weekend full of exhibitors, performers, bug chefs, and more.

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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!

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, April 23, 2016: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Birds on the Brink
Come fly with us for this month’s Junior Scientist as we become ornithologists! In a world where birds must co-exist with humans, certain species face threats that put their whole population at risk. Thanks to conservation efforts, some birds can bounce back from a few of these challenging changes. Discover more about these efforts and how you too can help!

Saturday, May 14 at the La Brea Tar Pits Museum 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

The La Brea Tar Pits: A Window into the Past, Present, and Future!
The fossil deposits at the La Brea Tar Pits are more than just a glimpse into LA’s ancient past. Join us this month in Junior Scientist as we look closer, ask questions, and see how these Ice Age fossils help us understand LA’s present and possibly its future!

Attention Families - May's Junior Scientist will be held at the La Brea Tar Pits Museum. 


For more information, please contact us at (213) 763-3499 or