Summer Nights in the Garden | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Grab a cocktail and get outdoorsy at NHM!

Butterfly Pavilion is Back!

Sept 16 – Oct 16, 2016
Our beloved butterflies have a new Butterfly Pavilion to call home.

Tickets now on sale!

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October 30 – December 11, 2016

Marvel at hundreds of spiders and their intricate webs in our one-of-a-kind Spider Pavilion. Get up close to all things creepy crawly and witness free-ranging spiders spinning their spectacular webs for all to see.

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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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Nature in L.A. Blog

Follow the Nature in L.A. blog to keep up on research, citizen science, and the latest urban nature stories from around the city, as told by NHM scientists who live and study in L.A.
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Thank you for attending Summer Nights in the Garden!
We'll see you in the gardens next summer!

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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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