Hey 6 to 9 Year Olds, It's Time to Become a Junior Scientist!


Dear Families – Junior Science is currently on summer vacation.

Please check back at the end of August for the next Junior Scientist adventure!

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!


Saturday, March 9, 2019 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Exploring Marine Mammals
Join us for our final Junior Scientist program of the season as we dive deep into our oceans. In this session, we will discover the world of marine mammals and how they live in aquatic environments. Through experiments and exploration, we will learn how these animals have adapted to sense their watery worlds.

PAST at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum:

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.


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



Antarctic Dinosaurs

Apr 3 - Jan 5

Gear up for an expedition of a lifetime. Travel to this icy continent and get ready to discover the world of Antarctic dinosaurs.

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Butterfly Pavilion

March 17 – Sept 2, 2019

Step into our butterfly wonderland to witness over 30 species flying all around you.

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Wild LA

Explore the amazing nature in and around Los Angeles


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