Field Trips | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

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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
ENTIRE FIELD TRIP SERIES AT A 10% DISCOUNT

 

 

Journey through the Historic Heart of Los Angeles | Sat., October 14, 2017 | 9 am – 12 pm


Travel back in time with NHMLA historians and archeologists to uncover the many untold stories. More than any other place in the city, the Old Plaza area in Downtown Los Angeles—home of the Olvera Street market place—is layered with historical meaning, providing as many questions as answers to what it means to be an Angeleno. 
Register online: Members $25 | Non-members $30

Amazing Tide Pools and Imperiled Land Snails | Sat., December 2, 2017 | 11:30 am - 3:30 pm


Discover the vibrant world of marine invertebrates and land snails with Museum Scientists! Join Dr. Gordon Hendler, Curator of Echinoderms (sea stars and relatives) and Dr. Jann Vendetti, Curator of Malacology (which includes snails and relatives), in the South Bay, where the local land snails rally around some of the most beautiful tide pools in Southern California. Participants will learn about tide pool ecology, marine biology, and Southern California’s imperiled land snail species while they spot native and introduced land snails along the trail, as well as sea urchins, sea anemones, crabs, marine worms, and their exotic intertidal neighbors in abounding tide pools!
Register online: 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

PAST FIELD TRIPS

Thank you for those of you who joined our July 16th outing! We had a blast and encountered many beautiful plants and animals. You can check them out at our iNaturalist site HERE. 


 
 
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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 educate@nhm.org.

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