Field Trips | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

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Activities and Programs

In the Field with NHMLA

Go In the Field with Museum scientists!
Throughout the school year we offer four day trips. Each outing explores a Southern California area of special ecological or historical significance and provides a firsthand experience with experts who will help you see what often remains hidden in plain sight. Participants in these 25-person groups get a unique field guide and earn a badge. Choose one adventure or sign up for all, it’s up to you!

DAY TRIPS:  Members $25 | Non-members $30



Birds and Plants along Big Tujunga Wash | Sun., April 1, 2018 | 7:30 am - 12 pm

Break out your binoculars with the Museum for a Saturday adventure! Join ornithologist Kimball Garrett and Director of Nature Gardens Carol Bornstein for a peek through the birding scope and a close-up look at our local plants. We begin our trip at Orcas Park and then caravan to Oro Vista Park to experience a variety of unique environments. We will watch birds and other wildlife while also exploring the beautiful and botanically diverse habitats around us.
Register online: Members $25 | Non-members $30


Thank you for those of you who joined our outings this year so far! We had a blast and encountered many beautiful plants and animals. You can check them out at our iNaturalist site HERE. 



In The Field events are recommended for persons that are seven years and older. For more information, please call 213.763.3499 or e-mail us at

Are you looking to bring your class on a Field Trip to the Museum? Click here to request a visit.