Earth Day

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You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.

— Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder Jane Goodall Institute, UN Messenger of Peace

Since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22 to give a voice to environmental consciousness and inspire people to take action for their planet. The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County protect and share more than 35 million specimens and artifacts, the largest natural and cultural history collection in the western United States. By understanding the world around us, past and present, we gain a better appreciation for our planet and for all who share it. 

Please enjoy this collection of online activities, content, and videos to inspire your exploration outdoors this Earth Day. Visit NHM on Saturday, April 9 from 1–5 pm for Earth Day-themed programming and view our special exhibition, Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall before it closes on April 17!

Looking for recommendations on where to find nature in Los Angeles? Purchase the Wild L.A. book from the Museum Store.

NHM invites you to cultivate inspiration and explore the evolution of an icon with Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall, a state-of-the-art exhibition on view at NHM from November 7, 2021 through April 17, 2022.

National Geographic The Jane Goodall Institute

An exhibition organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society in partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute. 

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Annenberg Foundation
Major support in Los Angeles provided by the Annenberg Foundation with additional support from Bank of America, Visionary Women, and Karen and William Timberlake