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BUG FAIR: May 16 - 17, 2015

Saturday and Sunday, May 16 - 17, 9:30 am - 5 pm

The 29th annual Bug Fair is the "Year of the Butterfly." Flutter over to the Museum for a weekend full of exhibitors, vendors, bug chefs, and more.

More info here

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.
Learn More (PDF) 

The Dinosaurs Have Arrived!

Watch some dinosaur videos at our 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.



Proud Pollinators

Saturday, April 18, 2015; 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Many of the delicious foods we’ve come to love are brought to us because of pollinators, the most prolific of them being – insects! Join Junior Scientist this month at NHM to explore the fascinatingly tiny world of flowers, pollination and of course the little bugs that keep our planet spinning and our bellies full.



Diggin' the Ice Age @ The PAGE Museum

Saturday, May 9, 2015; 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
This month in Junior Scientist, we’re digging into the largest Ice Age fossil site in the world: the La Brea Tar Pits! We’ll be working like paleontologists to uncover what L.A.might have looked like during the last Ice Age.

ATTENTION: Junior Scientist will be held at the Page Museum in May.


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