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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.



Stayin' Alive

Saturday, December 20, 2014; 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
When you're the bottom of the food chain, life is far from care free. Fortunately, plants are prepared. THORNS! TOXINS!! SECRET CODES!!! Join Junior Scientist as we explore the dangerous side of botany with awesome plant defenses!


Carnivores in the City

Saturday, January 24, 2015; 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
Humans aren't the only mammals that have had to adapt to life in Los Angeles. In this concrete jungle some mammals have managed to stay at the top of the food chain, and these are our urban carnivores. Join us for Junior Scientist this month as we become zoologists and learn how these animals thrive, as well as how we study them.



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