Junior Scientist | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

It's Time to Become a Junior Scientist!


It's time to become a Junior Scientist!

Join us each month to experience NHMLA as a scientist does! Feel what it’s like to do real scientific work by using the same tools and techniques as our own Museum researchers.

 Junior Scientist is specially designed for 6- to 9-year-olds and their families. Packed with activities, demonstrations, and an up-close look at some cool (and sometimes creepy crawly) highlights from our collection, each month is a crash course in one of the many fields of science explored at the Museum. By asking questions, making observations, and using your own customized Junior Scientist Field Notebook, you’ll make science-based discoveries about topics ranging from the biggest dinosaurs to the smallest insects.


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!



Saturday, September 30, 2017: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Junior Paleontologist
The fossil hunt is on! In this edition of Junior Scientist we’ll explore what life is really like for paleontologists in the field. Junior Scientists will try their hand at field fossil preparation, and will meet a Museum Paleontologist who has experienced the ins and outs of life at an active dig site!


To view the Youth Program Brochure click HERE!


For more information, please contact us at 213.763.3499 or educate@nhm.org



Spider Pavilion

Sept 17 – Nov 26

Discover amazing arachnids in a one-of-a-kind experience.

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Extreme Mammals

May 14 - Sept 10
Think you know mammals? Think again!

Discover the bizarre, amazing, and extraordinary world of extinct and living mammals.

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Dino Fest

Sept 23 & 24

Two days of all things dinosaur! Join us for Dino Fest and get access to world-renowned paleontologists, a rare look at our colections, and so much more!

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