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NHMLA Member Magazine

October November 2017
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KPCC's Take Two profiles the Museum's landmark survey of insects in and around L.A.
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Bug Fair 2012

The Ventura County Star previews the Museum's biggest weekend all year!
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Los Angeles Times on the North Campus

Learn all about our critter cams and upcoming outdoor spaces.
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Bird or Dinosaur?

Luis Chiappe talks about the Dinosaur Hall on Australian National Radio.
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Parrots in Pasadena

KPCC's Madeleine Brand interviews NHM ornithologist Kimball Garrett.
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NHM Announces New Hall

LA Times reports on Becoming Los Angeles.
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Object of Affection Begins

NBC L.A. discovers that NHM matches people and objects in a unique and fun campaign. 
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NHM Announces New Hall

LA Times reports on Becoming Los Angeles
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American Theatre Visits Encounters Programs

The nation's most prestigious performing arts magazine looks at the science and theatrics behind Dinosaur and Ice Age Encounters.
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LA Times Reviews Artistic Evolution

The Los Angeles Times art review, by Christopher Knight
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Art Info's Praise for Artistic Evolution

Art Info's Ann Landi: "The 27 works here neatly encapsulate the waning of old well as the birth of a new artistic generation."
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KCRW's Art Talk Review of Artistic Evolution

Art Talk's Hunter Drohojowska-Philp visits Artistic Evolution.
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Pregnant Plesiosaur Makes History

A new paper in Science, co-authored by Dr. Luis Chiappe, provides first evidence of live birth in these prehistoric marine reptiles. The specimen is on view in the Museum's Dinosaur Hall.
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New York Times Exhibit Review

Edward Rothstein of The New York Times reviews the "impressive new Dinosaur Hall."
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Colossal Fossils

The Los Angeles Daily News discusses our Dinosaur Hall and the science surrounding the exhibit.
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Dinosaurs Arrive in LA

The Orange County Register meets Southern California's newest residents.
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CBS Los Angeles

CBS 2 interviews Dr. Luis Chiappe.
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ABC 7 Films Inside the Dinosaur Hall

KABC covers from inside the Hall.
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KPCC's Night at the Museum

Patt Morrison takes us on an audio tour of the new Dinosaur Hall.
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Go See Dinosaur Hall!

Influential blog, Media Bistro, is "giddy" for new exhibit.
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Dinosaur Hall Holds Something Big

The Los Angeles Times weighs in on the Dinosaur Hall.
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Best Set of Bones in the West

The LA Weekly reviews our Dinosaur Hall.
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The La Brea Tar Pits Make Headlines Around the World

The Associated Press checks up on Project 23.
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Innovative Educators Under 30

NHM's School Programs manager, Molly Porter, was recently featured in an issue of Splashlife.
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NHM Gets $7 Million for Outdoor Spaces

The Los Angeles Times covers the $7 million granted to the Los Angeles County's Natural History Museum for for "the North Campus Learning Gardens and Nature Lab that’s part of its overall renovation project."
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Dr. Luis Chiappe Talks Dinosaur Growth Series

NBC interviews Dr.Chiappe about the CT. rex trio.
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Newest Skeleton Crew is at the Natural History Museum

The Los Angeles Daily News reports on the "youngest, rarest and hungriest-looking" specimens in the T. rex growth series, set to take over the Dinosaur Hall this July. 
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Dr. John Long's "Dawn of the Deed" is Cover of January's Scientific American Magazine

In this story, Long uses a 375-million-year-old expectant fish fossil, found in northwestern Australia, to support his calim that intercourse and live birth arose years earlier than previously thought. Sexy!
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Otis Booth Foundation Gift

Los Angeles Times covers the $13 Million donation to the Los Angeles County's Natural History Museum, which will go toward an expansive glass entrance pavilion that will have as its centerpiece a 63-foot-long fin whale.
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Rare Oarfish Found in Malibu

A rare, 12-foot-long sea creature makes headlines.
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Dinosaur Makes a Wish Come True

Our very own T. rex from Dinosaur Encounters participated in Make A Wish Foundation's "Season of Wishes" to surprise a young dinosaur enthusiast. 
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Los Angeles Times looks at upcoming Dinosaur Hall

Writer Mike Boehm previews our upcoming Dinosaur Hall.
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Announcement of the NHM Next Campaign

Mike Boehm writes about the transformation of the Museum, and the launch of our fundraising effort.
Learn more about the NHM Next Campaign >
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Reviews of Age of Mammals

Debra Pires reviewed the new exhbition in Science. Peer recognition is the highest praise! Here's an excerpt: "The Age of Mammals manages an ideal blend of the ‘wow’ of Cenozoic mammals and the ‘how’ of the science that underlies our understanding of them.” 
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Read all about the Age of Mammals exhibition in this Associated Press story, picked up by newspapers all over the world. (This is a placement in USA Today). 
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Los Angeles Times writer Suzanne Muchnic details the new exhibit and the Museum's overall transformation.
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LA Weekly Checks in on the Lost Lizards of Los Angeles

Journalist Gendy Alimurung finds out what happens when NHM asks "where have all the lizards gone?" 
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Los Angeles Daily News: Mediterranean House Gecko is First Find in L.A. County

Lost Lizards of Los Angeles yields its first find courtesy of the Bernstein family from Porter Ranch.
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Wall Street Journal Goes Behind the Scenes of Museum's T. rex Growth Series

Check out the behind-the-scenes process of creating our T. rex growth series. It's one of the highlights of our dinosaur exhibit, opening next summer.
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Los Angeles Times Graphic Component Illustrates our Transformation

An amazing graphic treatment of the renovation of the 1913 Building, the Age of Mammals exhibition, and the North Campus nature space.
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Natural History Museum to Add 3.5-Acre Park!

North Campus will include 11 interactive outdoor areas, including several gardens, a pond, and a “get dirty zone,” slated to finish in July 2011.
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Age of Mammals Debuts in July!

The Museum will open its newly restored 1913 Building in July with Age of Mammals — an exhibition that’s been 65 million years in the making.
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A Mammoth-Sized Undertaking

The Los Angeles Daily News explores the restoration of NHM’s 1913 Building and Exposition Park’s colorful past. 
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The Orange County Register Goes Camping with Ice Age Beasts

A Local journalist and his family join Xiaoming Wang and the Red Rock Canyon Team in a fossil hunting expedition.
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Yeasayer plays Museum's First Fridays:

The au courant indie band Yeasayer performed during February’s sold out First Fridays! Read Spin Magazine’s review.
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Evidence Builds on Color of Dinosaurs

The Dinosaur Institute’s Dr. Luis Chiappe is the New York Times' e-newsletter’s official quotation of the day: "For a dinosaur scientist, this is like the birth of color TV.”
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Museum Receives $1 Million Grant from The James Irvine Foundation

We are pleased to announce that the Natural History Museum is set to receive a $1 million grant from The James Irvine Foundation. This grant will go towards the support of a new permanent exhibition, Under the Sun, opening in July 2012. 
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