First Fridays

Get ready to explore the Museum after hours! Maybe you want bands, DJs, cocktails, and food trucks. Maybe you want to hear a few funny, behind-the-scenes stories from our staff and then geek out about science. We’ve got you. Start your weekend at First Fridays.

Forces of Nature

Greetings from thirsty, muddy, smoky, shaky California! Don’t ever let anyone tell you we don’t have seasons in California. We have some doozies: fire, flood, drought, and earthquakes. This year at First Fridays, we’ll find the facts and bust some myths about our four horsemen of the Golden State apocalypse.

June 7: Ending it with the big one: Earthquakes

2019 season dates are March 1, April 5, May 3, and June 7


Get all of First Fridays season for free. Start your weekends right with access to awesome bands, DJs, discussions, and more through the season. Plus get unlimited access to special exhibits, events, and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Don’t keep all the fun to yourself. With the Individual Plus membership, bring a different friend with you on each visit.


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Event Production: Natural History Museum staff
Performance Booking: Spaceland Presents
Sound Production: Steve Shoemaker Sound