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Go Metro and Save $1.25 on Adult Admission!

Show your valid Metro pass or Metro Rail ticket at the box office and get $1.25 off adult admission. There are two NHM-convenient stops on the Metro Expo Line: the Expo/Vermont station or Expo Park/USC station.

(Hints: The Expo/Vermont station brings you by our Dueling Dinos statue. The pretty, short walk from Expo Park/USC is adjacent to the Rose Garden and NHM's renovated 1913 Building.)

Do You Want To Start Your Own Veggie Garden?

NHM's master gardner Florence Nishida explains why we should start our own healthy vegetable garden at home. Fall gardening classes start soon, part of our new and expanded Workshops program! 
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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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NHM workshops provide you with hands-on experiences and relevant skills. Enjoy your time at the Museum in our beautiful new garden spaces while also learning something new!


Dig Deeper into Vegetable Gardening Sunday, November 16 and 23, 1-4:30 pm

In this hands-on course you will build on your existing gardening skills, while learning how to creatively design your edible garden to be productive and beautiful. You will receive in depth explanations of what to plant when, best ways to manage your yield, and how to responsibly use water for irrigation.  Expand your knowledge about soil biology and get tips on how to grow a wide variety of produce, using naturally organic methods.

Marilee Kuhlman – Owner of Comfort Zones Garden Design
Tara Kolla – Organic farmer and founder of Silver Lake Farms

COST: Members $50, Non-members $60

You can register here or via phone at 213.763.3499

Tamales Workshop Saturday, January 17, 1-3 pm

Join Mama as she takes you through the steps of making a homemade tamales! Award winning tamale maker, Sandi “Mama” Romero of Mama’s Hot Tamales will be speaking on the history and cultural traditions of Tamales throughout Latin America. Get ready to roll up your sleeves since this is a hands on workshop! You’ll head home with her family recipe as well as cooking instructions.

INSTRUCTOR: Sandra Romero from Mama's Hot Tamales

COST: Members $20, Non-members $23 

REGISTRATION will begin in November

Tortilla Workshop Sunday, February 22, 1-3 pm

Learn about the rich history of corn in Mexico as we make tortillas with fresh masa and try our hand at the nixtamal process.  We'll explore the technique and enjoy delicious sampling of tacos unique to the Yucatan such as Cochonita Pibil and Salpicon de Pavo in addition to more examples from other regions of Mexico. 

INSTRUCTOR: Chef Gilberto Cetina from Chichen Itza

COST: Members $20, Non-members $23

REGISTRATION will begin in November

Mask Making Workshop Sunday, March 29, 1-4 pm

Explore the ancient art of paper mache mask making. Over the centuries paper mache masks have been used by a variety of cultures for occasions such as dance traditions, ceremonies, festivals, and theater. Drawing from the Museum's Grandes Maestros: Great Masters of Iberoamerican Folk Art exhibit, get inspired and join us to create your very own handcrafted mask to take home. 

COST: Members $15, Non-members $20 

REGISTRATION will begin in November

Cacao Workshop Saturday, April 18, 1-3 pm

Explore the cacao glyph from the classic to post-classic eras of Maya civilization! In this hands-on workshop we will learn how the cacao bean transforms into a chocolate beverage as well as into a finished bar. See and learn how to roast and de-shell the beans to get nibs. We will then take these cacao nibs and stone grind them on a metate and mano.  With the finished product we will also delve into the flavorful spices that are used to create traditional drinking chocolate with chilies and cacao.

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Tsai from ChocoVivo

COST: Members $20, Non-members $23

REGISTRATION will begin in November