Second Nature | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

We invite you and your family to take part in this stimulating series, bringing together Museum exhibits and workshop experts.

Butterfly Pavilion

Mar 19 – Sept 4, 2017

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

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First Fridays

Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5 & Jun 9

Join us for this season of First Fridays where we are "Serving Up Science: The Dish On Food," live music, tours, cocktails, and more.

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Second Nature

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



April 19th, May 10th, June 7th










Thursday evenings from 6pm – 9pm

Meet Tim Bovard, NHMLA’s taxidermist for over 33 years, who makes NHMLA’s beautiful dioramas look so life-like. Glass eyes, skin mounts, and painted replicas are just some of the topics that will be covered in these content-rich workshops.
Learn about the golden age of taxidermy and get firsthand experience in techniques from skinning to final mounting. Your specimen will become a part of our amazing collection!

April 19: Birds
May 10: Mammals
June 7: Reptiles and Amphibians

All materials will be provided. Choose one workshop or sign up for all three; it’s up to you!