In the Field with NHMLA | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

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In the Field with NHMLA

Go "In the Field" with Museum Scientists!
Each outing provides firsthands experience with Museum scientists 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. 

EACH TRIP: Members $20 | Non-members $25   SERIES: Members $72 | Non-members $90

Registration is now open! 

Mammals & Insects

Saturday, July 21, 2018


Port O'Call:
Marine Biodiversity

Saturday, November 3, 2018

9AM – 11:30AM

Experience the amazing diversity of marine life right hand! Get experience with live specimens and identify marine invertebrates by scraping samples off of the Port o’ call dock. Then strap on your sea legs and hop on board one of the Los Angeles Maritime Institute’s tall ships for an hour to learn about marine life off the coast!

Palos Verdes:
Paleontology & Tide Pools

Saturday, January 5, 2019

12PM - 4PM

Trek the Palos Verdes Shoreline with NHMLA’s Director of Marine Diversity Dr. Regina Wetzer, Program Coordinator of the DISCO project Dr. Dean Pentcheff, and Collections Manager of Invertebrate Paleontology Dr. Austin Hendy. Join us as we learn the geological history of the area, identify local fossils, check out unique landforms, and explore a beautiful intertidal area that is abundant with marine wildlife.

La Canada Flintridge:
Snails & Birds

Saturday, February 9, 2019

7AM - 10AM

Discover the vibrant world of birds and snails with Museum scientists! Break out your binoculars and join Ornithology Collections Manager Kimball Garrett, and Curator of Malacology Dr. Jann Vendetti, for a peek through the birding scope and a close-up look at our local snails. Participants will learn about native and introduced land snails, how to spot them, as well as explore the diverse landscape for resident and migratory birds.