Critter Club | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Hey 3- to 5-Year-Olds, This Club's for You!


Live animals, story times, songs, and art experiences are just some of the fun activities we have planned for you! Critter Club is a family friendly program that introduces 3- to 5-year-olds and a participating adult to the Museum's live animals. Our educators are experts at bringing fun and science together!


FREE with paid Museum admission. Events are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations required, but tickets are very limited, so arrive early!



Saturday, January 20, 2018: 10 am and 11 am

Animals in the Air

This month in Critter Club we will look to the skies to discover the creatures that soar above our heads! Join us to play, draw and meet some high fliers as we explore the life of animals that fly!



Saturday, December 16, 2017: 10 am and 11 am

Animals in the Water

This month in Critter Club we will look under that surface of the water to discover the creatures that dive, swim, or drift through life! Join us to play, draw and meet some underwater animals as we explore the life of the wet and wild!


Saturday, November 11, 2017: 10 am and 11 am

Animals on Islands

Join us at Critter Club to explore the lives of island animals! Through stories, crafts, and a visit from an animal friend, we will learn about some of the unique animals living on the islands off of Southern California and throughout the world!


To view the Youth Program Brochure click HERE!

For more information, please contact us at 213.763.3499 or

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There are only two fossil specimens of Augustynolophus in the world, and both are here at NHMLA. Visitors to the Museum can discover this duck-billed celebrity  in the Dinosaur Hall.

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