BE ADVISED: On Sunday, December 3, CicLAvia South LA will take place from 9 am-3 pm and Martin Luther King Jr Blvd will be closed to motorists. Traffic around the Museum may be impacted. Please plan your visit accordingly. If you are heading North on the 110 freeway, take exit 20B for Exposition Blvd to access the Museum. Taking public transportation to the Museum is also very easy and convenient via Metro's Expo Line. For more information, contact us at or 213.763.DINO.

First Fridays 2023

First Fridays 2023 - February

2023 Season: Fandoms & Fantasy

The Natural World vs Fantasy Worlds: This season we focus on how nature and science influence the creation of our favorite imagined worlds. From dragons and witchcraft to superheroes and giant monsters, First Fridays 2023 is where the fans come out to celebrate the intersection of pop-culture fandom with the work and collections of NHM. 


February 3:  Dragons, Lore, and More
March 3:  Witches, Wizards, and Magical Powers
April 7:  Space, Time, and Beyond
May 5:  Giant Monsters/Giant Robot
June 2:  Superheroes 

*Click the links above for tickets and to revisit each month's discussion when available.

Our Host and Moderator for the 2023 Season 

Dr. Yewande Pearse 2022
Photo Credit: Kate Berry

Dr. Yewande Pearse is a neuroscientist and science communicator with over 10 years of research to understanding rare genetic brain disorders at both King’s College London and The Lundquist Institute at Harbor-UCLA.  Host of Sound Science on Dublab Radio and Inside Biotech, a podcast from Biotech Connection Los Angeles. She has also worked with Headspace, Seed, Deem Journal, NAVEL, Fathomers, Massive Science, TEDMED, and more.



 First Fridays returned LIVE and IN PERSON to NHM in 2022! 


MORE Highlights from First Fridays 2022!

FF2022 March 4 - Main Stage
FF2022 March 4 - Discussion
FF2022 March 4 - Discussion  2
FF2022 March 4 - spill tab
FF2022 March 4 - Main Stage 2
FF2022 March 4 - ill peach
FF2022 March 4 - DJ Lani Love
FF2022 March 4 - Food Truck
FF2022 March 4 - Main Stage 3
FF2022 July 1 - DJ Wyldeflower
FF2022 July 1 - Main Stage/Family
FF2022 July 1 - Discussion (Dr. Pearse and Dr. Grob)
FF2022 July 1 - Vegyn
FF2022 July 1 - Food Trucks
FF2022 July 1 - Main Stage/Vegyn/Audience
FF2022 July 1 - Main Stage

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