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, December 15, 2018: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Exploring Museum Art and Design

Get creative and think inside the box at this month’s Junior Scientist as we explore the relationship between art and science in our dioramas. We will take a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into re-creating snapshots of nature in our iconic diorama halls, and learn from NHM’s long-time taxidermist, Tim Bovard, about how to bring the museum to life. Discover why these captured moments in nature are so important in telling stories about our natural world.


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Exploring Excavation

Get ready to get dirty! In this session of Jr. Scientist, we will explore excavation at the La Brea Tar Pits. Learn how paleontologists use the process of excavation to help us understand L.A.’s past. Together we’ll have the chance to become an excavator and help with our latest research at Project 23. Let’s get digging!


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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