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From the Ground Up:
Building a Backyard for the City

Citizen Science Manager Lila Higgins is tracking the latest and greatest developments in the Museum’s new outdoor habitat, the Nature Gardens!
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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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Let Us Bug You!

Check out our permanent Insect Zoo exhibit! We have bugs all year round.
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Nature Navigators

Sign up your child for a time they’ll never forget!

Nature Navigators allows Museum children to continue their journey growing up at NHM — from Critter Club to Junior Scientist to, now, Nature Navigators! It is aimed to help 10- to 12-year-olds discover the abundance of biodiversity that lives in Los Angeles. The goal is for families to take the “wheel” on navigating through nature and have ownership over what they find. It is a hands-on, self-guided experience where kids join projects the Museum is currently a part of and even have the chance to begin collecting data for a new one!

This program is geared towards 10- to 12-year-olds, where parents are required to drop off and pick up their child for each monthly class. Every session the group will meet and take part in a different citizen science project happening here at the Museum, and is facilitated by one of the Museum’s education staff members. This season we will meet between October and March monthly on Saturdays from 10 am-12 pm. It is FREE with paid Museum admission or membership. When you register, you sign up for the whole season, therefore parents must pre-register their child online before the program start date. 


Dear Families - Please check back here in August for registration dates and other program details of next year's Nature Navigators' season. Thank you!


2016/2017 Schedule to be determined.

Give your child the opportunity to join Nature Navigators and contribute live data to real scientists and their work!

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