Summer Nights in the Garden: July 26
PARKING NOTICE: Due to a LAFC Soccer Game in Expo Park this same evening, please inform the parking tenant that you are attending the museum program Summer Nights in the Garden in order to receive the special parking rate.
Join us for the sixth annual Summer Nights in the Garden series. Get outside this summer and enjoy the evening breeze, late sunset, and starry skies. The Summer Nights in the Gardens series is a celebration of all things summer in the enchanting Nature Gardens at NHM.
Spend your Friday night sipping a garden-infused cocktail, stumbling upon a myriad of outdoor experiences while exploring the museum's backyard, and brightening your life with nature-inspired activities. Have a picnic or get a little lost in the gardens—all while the beats from live music performances set the mood.
GARDEN WALKS: 5:30pm (en español), 6:30PM and 7:30pm
Awaken your senses on a botanical walk led by our NHM Gardens and Interpretive Staff!
DISCARDOSAURUS ART INSTALLATION
Discardosaurus is the result of a collaborative effort between Riaunna Hineman, Kirk Kunihiro, Mucio Martinez, Sophia Nielsen, members of an environmentalist collective of junk punks known as "The Trash Pirates," a group engaged in the business of providing sustainable waste management and site restoration services to festivals and events throughout the world.
Having recently completed and displayed a waste related installation for another event (Discard, Bombay Beach Biennale 2019), it was brought to Kirk’s attention that the Natural History Museum was soliciting artist proposals for a summer event series. Sophia made her BFA thesis, There is No Away, out of trash she collected over 8 months and installed in a 40 cubic yard dumpster, including a ceiling and rug woven out of cigarette butts. Mucio is a tinkerer inspired by 80s cyberpunk to shape the world with repurposed materials. He enjoys working with metal and electronics to evoke feelings of industrial decay. The dystopian feeling of a dying tech dinosaur drew Mucio to this project. Riaunna is a freelance plumber, part time garbage.
TRAVIS HOLCOMBE: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Travis Holcombe can be heard bringing the funk to the Los Angeles airwaves every weeknight from 10PM-midnight on 89.9FM KCRW.
twin seas: 8:15pm - 9:00pm
Like two oceans of sound, Twin Seas takes you on a voyage of tone that incorporates 60’s psychedelia and surf with warm synths and warbly melodies, reminiscent of 80’s synth pop. Upon the release of their debut self-titled album (“Twin Seas” October 2017), this East LA quartet has been playing in the underground scene regularly, building a buzz and sharpening their live show. With a follow-up EP, “Player 1” being released this last June, they are ready to take their unique sound to festivals and the rest of the country.
A Place Called Home: 6PM AND 8pm
A Place Called Home (APCH) provides a safe, nurturing environment with proven programs in arts, education and wellness for the young people in South Central Los Angeles to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling, and purposeful lives.
Our theater department provides a variety of technical theater and performance classes. With ample opportunities for members to explore their talents and theatrical passions, our developing theater program helps teen members visualize a career in the arts by giving them access to high-quality theater and opportunities around Los Angeles.
Two talented kitties prove they are more then just fluff! A dance act by NHM's very own Performing Artists!
BLACK GIRLS TREKKIN': 6:30pm and 8pm
Join Black Girls Trekkin' and Latino Outdoors for a drop-in camping demonstration! Stop by their mock campsite where you can learn about about camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities in LA. During the night, they'll also lead some of their favorite camping activities. You can meet at the campsite for a mini hike at 6:30pm through the gardens or gather around the campfire to make s'mores at 8pm (while supplies last).
Black Girls Trekkin’ is a Los Angeles based group for women of color who choose to opt outside. Our missions is to inspire and empower black women to spend time outdoors, appreciate nature, and protect it. Together we'll build a community that will show the world that women of color are a strong and present force in the outdoors. We hope you'll join us as we hike, climb, run and embrace the challenges that the outdoors has to offer.
LATINO OUTDOORS: 6:30pm and 8pm
Join Latino Outdoors and Black Girls Trekkin' for a drop-in camping demonstration! Stop by their mock campsite where you can learn about about camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities in LA. During the night, they'll also lead some of their favorite camping activities. You can meet at the campsite for a mini hike at 6:30pm through the gardens or gather around the campfire to make s'mores at 8pm (while supplies last).
Latino Outdoors is a unique Latinx-led organization. We are working to create a national community of leaders in conservation and outdoor education. As part of this work, we are focused on expanding and amplifying the Latinx experience in the outdoors; providing greater opportunities for leadership, mentorship, professional opportunities and serving as a platform for sharing cultural connections and narratives that are often overlooked by the traditional outdoor movement. It is a space for the community to be present, share their voices, and showcase how conservation roots have been ingrained in Latinx cultura for generations.