Second Nature | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Second Nature

The Museum welcomes you – urban naturalist, foodie, master gardener, DIY tinkerer, and all-around fun-seeker! NHMLA’s fall 2018 Second Nature workshop series will explore photography via three individual classes. These workshops are fun, hands-on opportunities to learn something new, something that will soon be second nature to you!



Nature in Focus


Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm |  September 11, October 9, November 6

Photography helps us see in new ways and become better at understanding our natural world. Join us each evening as we tour the traveling exhibit, Wildlife Photography, venture behind-the-scenes to Museum collections areas, and then learn about the basics of taking great photos with your smart phone. You’ll hear from our experts about the importance of photography in documenting and sharing our collections with others. Then, you’ll have a rare opportunity to practice by taking photos of our collections, with the focus on still-life/specimen photography. If you’re interested, we will also tell you how to become a Community Scientist in an effort to better study urban nature.

Members $20 per workshop  -
Non-members $23 per workshop 
You can register online via the links below or via our Call Center at 213.763.3499. REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN IN JULY. 












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