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Thanks for buggin' out!

The 29th annual Bug Fair was the "Year of the Butterfly."

Thanks for fluttering over to the Museum for a weekend full of exhibitors, performers, bug chefs, and more.

See the highlights 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  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, February 20, 2016: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Survival of the Scaliest
It's a tough world out there, but luckily reptiles have thick skin! Junior Scientists will explore their scaly world and learn how reptiles eat, sense, move and survive in a wide variety of habitats and environments. Take on the role of herpetologists and get your slither on at the NHM!

Saturday, March 26, 2016: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Flies are Dipterrific!
Don't shoo that fly away, it might be one of the many new fly species discovered right here in our Nature Gardens! This Junior Scientist, look closer at this amazingly diverse order of animals to see what all the buzz is about, and why even that fly on the wall is an important part of our planet's ecosystems.


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