An unticketed gathering place where you can enjoy the urban nature experience before entering the Museum.
Erika J. Glazer Family Edible Garden
Here you'll find our lush vegetable, fruit, and herb gardens. Take a garden class or a nature walk, and you may get to taste what we're growing.
Get Dirty Zone
In this section, you can literally play in the dirt, the foundation of everything in nature! Come see how pillbugs help create soil, and peek in on roots through our see-through planters.
Look for the silver trumpets and listen to nutrients moving through this oak tree's xylem tubes.
This isn't just a wall, it's a wildlife habitat with blooming succulents that make homes for spiders and snails.
Check our insect collection device, part of our BioSCAN project.
Our newest addition to the Nature Gardens features native plants that attract birds, bees, butterflies and other colorful flyers.
Teeming with wildlife, the pond will make a home for dragonflies and a bath for birds.
This garden reveals L.A.'s history. It has plants that Spanish missionaries brought, settlers after that, and planted olive trees, settlers brought plants from their homelands, which flourished thanks to the L.A. Aqueduct.
Urban Water Feature
Designed as a metaphor for the Los Angeles River, this neat component of the Nature Gardens starts with a source pond, then the water disappears underground, and reemerges later.