Our museums remain closed due to COVID-19. While LA County Public Health has entered Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery, allowing for the reopening of museums on June 12, our museums are still slowly welcoming back staff and are in the process of planning for new health and safety protocols in our galleries and gardens. Therefore, we will not be reopening until later in the summer. Sign up here to be the first to know when we will safely re-open to the public and in the meantime, stay connected from home.

Tools and Resources

Within Research and Collections there is a variety of equipment that we make available for Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County staff and research associates and students. 

This equipment is also available to qualified external researchers when possible. 

Resources include

  • Hitachi scanning electron microscope (with part-time technical support staff)
  • Keyence high resolution digital microscope
  • Horiba XGT-7200 X-ray Fluorescence Microscope
  • Horiba ExploRa+ dispersive Raman microscope
  • Rigaku R-Axis II for X-ray diffraction
  • Optix Escan2.0 laser surface scanner 
  • Lulzbot Taz6 3D printer 
  • Node license for VG StudioMax 

For access to any of the above instruments, please contact Tyler Hayden at thayden@nhm.org.