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Follow the Nature in L.A. blog to keep up on research, citizen science, and the latest urban nature stories from around the city, as told by NHMLA scientists who live and study in L.A.
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Nature Navigators

Sign up your child for a time they’ll never forget!

Nature Navigators allows Museum children to continue their journey growing up at NHMLA — from Critter Club to Junior Scientist to, now, Nature Navigators! It is aimed to help 10- to 12-year-olds discover the abundance of biodiversity that lives in Los Angeles. The goal is for families to take the “wheel” on navigating through nature and have ownership over what they find. It is a hands-on, self-guided experience where kids join projects the Museum is currently a part of and even have the chance to begin collecting data for new projects the Museum is piloting!

This program is geared towards 10- to 12-year-olds, where parents are required to drop off and pick up their child for each monthly class. Every session the group will meet and take part in a different citizen science project happening here at the Museum, and is facilitated by one of the Museum’s education staff members. This season we will meet between October and March monthly on Saturdays from 10 am-12 pm. Each individual session is FREE with paid Museum admission or membership.

When you register, you sign up for the whole season, therefore parents must pre-register their child online before the program start date. 

Registration Begins Monday, August 28th, 2017!


- Saturday, September 30th, 2017 

- Saturday, October 28th, 2017: @ TAR PITS 

- Saturday, November 11th, 2017

- Saturday, December 16th, 2017

- Saturday, January 20th, 2018

- Saturday, February 17th, 2018

- Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Give your child the opportunity to join Nature Navigators and contribute live data to real scientists and their work!

For more information, please contact us at (213) 763-3499 or