In accordance with the L.A. City Municipal Code Ordinance mandate, beginning November 4, all eligible patrons are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours. Visitors 18+ must also show a valid photo ID. View our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for more information.  On October 23 the museum will be closing early at 2 pm.

Michelle Race

Manager, Community Science

Michelle Race is a science communicator and museum educator. Since 2014, Michelle worked at the Museum developing curriculum and teaching at schools across LAUSD with Mobile Museums. Before becoming a Community Science Manager, she was the LA 2050 Community Science Coordinator where her work focused on expanding the reach of the Community Science Program to increase engagement in nature exploration across Los Angeles.

Michelle received a B.S. in Marine Biology from San Diego State University. She also holds an M.A. in Biology from Miami University, OH with a focus on connecting underrepresented communities to environmental science and the outdoors.