Please note that on Sunday, October 20, NHM will close to the public at 2 pm, for the 16th Annual Haunted Museum event. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Wildfire

For many years, we've been adding fuel to the fire.

The Woolsey Fire in Southern California seen from Malibu Canyon Road.

General Info

- Free with paid museum admission
Free for Members

In this intimate exhibition, you’ll get a natural history perspective on an issue that affects all Californians—wildfire. See how humans have, by changing the landscape, changed the fire cycle and impacted the native plants and animals.

Red-legged frog sitting in shallow water

Red-legged frog.

Dried invasive grasses cover parts of the Santa Monica Mountains in Southern California.

Dried invasive grasses cover parts of the Santa Monica Mountains in Southern California.

Green returning to the Angeles National Forest in Southern California six months after the Station Fire.

Native chaparral reviving after a fire

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Red-legged frog.

Dried invasive grasses cover parts of the Santa Monica Mountains in Southern California.

Native chaparral reviving after a fire

ALONG THE WAY, YOU'LL:

  • Get a frog's eye view of how wildfire can impact individual animal species.
  • Compare two different landscapes and how they look when recovering from fire.
  • See hardy, native plants emerging from the ash just months after a burn.