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!


Saturday, October 20, 2018: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Exploring Peoples of the Past

Hold onto your hats as go behind-the-scenes to learn about the peoples of the past! Join us as we explore the fascinating field of archaeology where we learn about the first peoples of Los Angeles through the objects and artifacts that they left behind. Discover the tools and methods that help us better understand some of the mysteries of human civilization.


Saturday, September 15, 2018:

Exploring Insects!

It’s Jr. Scientist season and we want you to join us as we explore the insects of L.A.! Discover how NHM’s scientists collect, identify, and study these animals right in our own backyard. Together we will act as entomologists as we learn how studying insects can teach us about the world around us!


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



Spider Pavilion

Sept 16 – Nov 25

Marvel at hundreds of spiders and their intricate webs in our one-of-a-kind Spider Pavilion. 

Learn More

Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet

Now Playing

Explore a vast uncharted world of vibrant coral cities, enchanted underwater forests, and deep waters in the new NHM 3D Theater.

Learn More

Buy Tickets

Become a Member

Three Museums One Membership

There’s so much to do and explore, why just come for one day? Learn all about our membership levels and benefits.

Learn More

Join Now