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New Exhibits Open!

L.A. is more wild than you think! Come celebrate the transformation of NHM into an indoor-outdoor Museum!
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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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Citizen Science and Cocktails

When researchers and the public work together, it's always a reason to celebrate. Join us at Citizen Science and Cocktails events to hear from researchers about their citizen science projects.
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Want to Visit the Butterflies?

For more information about bringing your class or other group to the Butterfly Pavilion.
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Natural History Family of Museums

We Have a Family of Three!

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (Exposition Park)

The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum (Mid-Wilshire)
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William S. Hart Museum (Newhall)
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SUMMER NIGHTS IN THE GARDEN

At Summer Nights in the Garden, unwind under the stars with great music, nature-inspired cocktails, hands-on garden and science projects, botanical tours, food trucks, and more.

Get outdoorsy and spend your Friday nights at NHM!
July 8 and 22, August 5 and 19 ǀ 5-9 pm
Free Admission. Advanced Reservation Required.


 

Advanced reservations are currently closed for the August 5 & 19 programs.
We will allow a limited number of guests in at the door.

Sign up for our eNewsletter and we will notify you if we release additional tickets.
RSVPs do not guarantee entry, we suggest guests arrive early.


AUGUST 5:
  • DJ SETS by KISSES (5-7pm) and Taken By Trees (7-9pm)
  • SEASONAL SHRUBS (drinking vinegar) with Emily Han (*timed ticket required)
  • ROCK NECKLACES with Barnsdall Arts
  • HUMMINGBIRD FEEDERS with NHM Staff & Volunteers (*timed ticket required)
  • COLORING (for all ages!)
  • BOTANICAL TOURS with NHM Garden Staff
  • 1920s GARDEN PARTY SHOWS by NHM Performing Arts Staff
  • LIVE ANIMAL PRESENTATIONS

*Activities require a timed-ticket, available on a first-come, first-served basis; ticket distribution will be located at the designated activity space.

AUGUST 19:

*Activities require a timed-ticket, available on a first-come, first-served basis; ticket distribution will be located at the designated activity space.

Check out the highlights below from Summer 2015.
Botanical Tours with our NHM Nature Gardens Staff.
 
Smoke fly sampling with citizen scientists & patio chats with garden experts.

A variety of activities. Below: herb bundling, stargazing, live animal presentations,
pressed flower bookmarks, butter making, succulent potting.




Bring a picnic or grab a bite from one of the food trucks in the North Plaza.
Flag installation by Sarah Rara.

Enchanting Toy Theater show.
 
Listen to ambient music from the DJ and explore the Nature Gardens!
 

 

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