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!


Our 2017-2018 Critter Club season concluded on March 24, 2018. Check back in the summer for our 2018-2019 season dates!



Saturday, March 24, 2018: 10 am and 11 am

Animals in the City

Los Angeles is crawling with creatures, and this month at Critter Club we are going to learn just who some of our animal neighbors are! Through games, stories and songs we will learn about the lives of some of the urban animals in L.A.!

Saturday, February 17, 2018: 10 am and 11 am

Animals in Parks

What critters will you find if you look under a leaf or pick up a rock? This month at Critter Club we will learn about the animals in our parks! Through stories, crafts, and an animal visitor we will see what life is like for the creatures in our urban wilderness!

To view the Youth Program Brochure click HERE!

For more information, please contact us at 213.763.3499 or

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