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Fossil Fanatics

Thursday, November 30, 2023 | 9:30 am–3 pm
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Thursday, November 30, 2023 | 9:30 am–3 pm

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Don't forget to use discount code HOMESCHOOL23 at checkout!

Geek-out with us at our next Homeschool Day at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Fossil Fanatics! Everything from marine fossils to T-rex teeth and more! You can chat with our paleontologists from the Dino Institute and see fossils brought by the Alf Museum at the Webschool. Come celebrate all things paleo with us and see our Dinosaur Encounters show on us (while supplies last)!

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, the Gem and Mineral Hall will be closed on this day while our team installs a new exhibition. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Program Schedule

*Schedule is subject to change
9:30 am–3 pm | Welcome Table
Visit us at the Welcome Table in the galleries to grab scavenger hunts and other resources.
Grand Foyer - Level 1 | Drop-in | All ages welcome

9:30 am–3 pm | Plan Your Visit Station
Create a visual checklist to plan your time together at the museum.
Grand Foyer - Level 1 | Drop-in | All ages welcome

10 am–1 pm | Exploration Station: Invertebrate & Vertebrate Paleontology
Grand Foyer - Level 1 | Drop-in | All ages welcome

10 am–1 pm | Exploration Station: Alf Museum of Paleontology
Come check out some fossil finds and learn more about The Raymond M. Alf Museum of paleontology!
Grand Foyer - Level 1 | Drop-in | All ages welcome

11:30 AM | Dinosaur Encounters Show
Meet our life-sized dinosaur puppets in this interactive performance (15 - 20 minutes).
North American Mammal Hall - Level 2 |Tickets required** | Recommended for Grades 1 - 5

11 am–2 pm | Coloring & Crafts
Contribute to our paleontology field site and paleo art murals!
Lower Otis Booth Pavilion - Level G | Drop-in | All ages welcome

1 pm | Discovery Talk
Hear about what our friends from the Dino Institute are up to in the Dino Lab!
Dino Lab - Level 2 | Drop-in | Recommend for grades 2 and up

2 pm–2:30 pm and 2:30 pm–3 pm | Paleoart Drawing Tutorial
Join Theatrical Technician, Emily Franz, to learn how science intersects with art and practice drawing techniques.
Rotunda - Level 1 | Tickets Required - Available at Welcome Table | Recommend for ages 10 and up

**We are offering free Dinosaur Encounters tickets (performance at 11:30 am) to our Homeschoolers at any admissions kiosk. When you arrive, hop in line at our ticketing kiosks if you are interested in adding these complimentary tickets to your order (while supplies last). Tickets are first come, first served. Have your order number ready for a speedy check-in!  If free tickets sell out, homeschoolers are welcome to purchase remaining add-on tickets.