Come to the Natural History Museum for a two-day celebration of Nature in the City!
Coyotes cross Sunset Boulevard. Lizards scale manzanitas. P-22, Los Angeles’s resident mountain lion, explores Griffith Park. Vaux’s swifts take cover in downtown chimneys. Western gulls steal your beach picnic. Squirrels are doing summersaults in your front yard. L.A. is a surprising biodiversity hotspot — and it’s time to celebrate our urban nature!
Museum scientists and Southern California nature organizations are joining forces for a weekend filled with hands-on, fun family activities.
Ongoing programming includes roaming performances, hands-on activities, landscape artists in residence at work, as well as your chance to take a photo with “Charles Darwin”. Check out this year’s schedule of timed programs below. To see the list of exhibitors as well as the schedule please HERE for the brochure.
BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOURS (get your timed-ticket on site; first-come-first-served)
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of NHM’s Bird Collection at 11 am, 2 pm, and 3:30 pm
Go behind closed doors with a special peek into the ornithology collection at NHM!
Dragonfly Story Performances at 10:30 am and 12 pm
We invite you to listen to an enchanting story all about dragonflies, with puppets.
Snake Feeding Demonstration at 11 am
Watch as our Live Animal Programs gives a snake a snack.
Meet a Live Animal! at 1 pm
Meet your SoCal neighbor and learn about its life here in CA.
Rhythm Child’s Interactive Music for Families at 2:30 pm and 3:45 pm
Grab a drum and play along!
WORKSHOPS (get your timed-ticket on site; first-come-first-served)
Taxidermy Demonstration at 10 am and 12 pm
Observe the Museum’s taxidermist in a step-by-step demonstration on the preservation of a bird specimen.
Photography for Science at 11 am and 1 pm
Learn how to take nature photos, for science, with your smartphone with NHM’s Citizen Science team.
Silk Screening with Self Help Graphics at 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm
Make unique screen prints on textile with nature-inspired designs.