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Hey 3-5 year olds, this club's for you!

Join us for fun-filed activities and amazing live animals once a month at Critter Club!
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Los Angeles Times' Festival of Books

At USC (across from the Museum)

April 12 and 13, 2014

Booth #610 — Next to the NHM Children's Stage

Stop by the NHM Booth at this year's Los Angeles Times' Festival of Books and learn about the Museum's new Nature Gardens and Nature Lab! We will have hands-on workshops, live animal demonstrations, talks, author signings, and live butterflies promoting the opening of our annual Butterfly Pavilion.

Learn more about the current dwindling population of the Monarch butterfly and what you can do to help by simply planting milkweed and wildflowers in your garden. We will be handing out free milkweed and wildflower seeds to all visitors.

For this weekend only, we will be moving our Dinosaur Encounters shows to the NHM Children's Stage at the Festival of Books, featuring our own Hunter the T. rex and Dakota the Triceratops.

Weekend Schedule

Saturday, April 12

10:30–11:30 "Creating Drought-Tolerant Landscapes" talk by Carol Bornstein
11:30–12:00 Live Animal Presentation
1:05–1:30 Dinosaur Encounters on the NHM Children's Stage
1:30–2:00 Live Animal Presentation
3:00–4:00 Author signing: Brian Switek – "My Beloved Brontosaurus"
3:50–4:15 Dinosaurs Encounters on the NHM Children's Stage
4:00–4:30 Live Animal Presentation


Sunday, April 13

11:00–1:00 Hands-on Milkweed Planting Workshop with Florence Nishida
11:30–12:00 Live Animal Presentation
12:25–12:50 Dinosaurs Encounters on the NHM Children's Stage
12:30–1:30 Author Signing: Al Yankovic
"My New Teacher and Me!" & "When I Grow Up"
1:30–2:00 Live Animal Presentation
2:00–2:30 Author Signing: Jared Diamond – "The Third Chimpanzee"
3:00–4:00 Author Signing: Charles Phoenix 
4:00–4:25 Dinosaur Encounters on the NHM Children's Stage
4:00–4:30 Live Animal Presentation