Junior Scientist | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Hey 6 to 9 year olds, It's Time to Become a Junior Scientist!


Join us each month to experience NHM 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. 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.


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!

UPCOMING at La Brea Tar Pits:

Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Exploring Fossils

Join us for another Junior Scientist as we explore the work of a fossil researcher. Discover the stories hidden within the sticky asphalt traps of La Brea Tar Pits. We’ll learn how studying fossils helps us to step back in time, recreate environments of the past, and understand the lives of prehistoric animals.



Saturday, January 19, 2019  10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Exploring Reptiles and Amphibians

Hey Junior Scientists, this month we’re taking a look at our scaly, slimy, and cold blooded animal friends! Come get a closer look at how reptiles have amazing adaptations that have helped them survive throughout time, and discover the diverse world they live in. Learn how to identify reptiles and become a Junior Herpetologist!


To check out the 2018-2019 Junior Scientist schedule and learn about our other youth programs view the 2018-2019 Youth Program Brochure

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



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