Upcoming Activities and Programs | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

First Fridays

First Fridays


Join us for First Fridays this season at the intersection of science and fiction.

Save the dates for the 2016 season:
February 5, 2016
March 4, 2016
April 1, 2016
May 6, 2016
June 3, 2016 (outdoors)

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Event Calendar

What will you discover during your Museum visit?  Explore Upcoming Events, Activities and Daily Programming at NHM. 

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Upcoming Events


Overnight Adventures: Camp Dinosaur
February 27 - 28, 2016          
6:30 pm - 9 am
Become a Junior Paleontologist at this action-packed overnight! For girls and boys ages 5+
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NHMLA Garden Class: Grow Your Own Vegetables!
February 28, 2016
1 - 4:40 pm
Join our Garden Class series on Sundays: February 28, March 6, 13 and 29. Get the inside tips and tricks to create your own edible garden for fresh, organic produce.
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First Fridays: Big Screen, Bigger Science!
March 4, 2016               
5-10 pm
Spend your Friday night with us as we explore science in film! Roam the museum afterhours with a cocktail in hand, check out behind-the-scenes tours, our all-night DJ lounge, and performances by Gardens & Villa and Lower Dens.
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Overnight Adventures: Camp Dinosaur!
March 11 - 12, 2016          
6:30 pm - 9 am
Girls Only
Become a Junior Paleontologist at this action-packed overnight! For girls ages 5+
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Birding Field Trip in Ballona!
March 12, 2016
7 - 11 am
Grab your binoculars and spend a morning with NHMLA Museum Ornithologist, Kimball Garrett! We’ll explore the birdlife of the Ballona Creek and Marina del Rey channels and their rocky jetties, as well as nearby tidal lagoons, the salt pan on the remnant Ballona Wetlands, and the Ballona Freshwater Marsh.
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Critter Club: Super Spiders!
March 23
10 & 11 am
This month crawl on eight legs and spin a web of fun, while you learn all about awesome arachnids! Make new friends, create a creeping craft, and hear spider stories! Designed for 3- to 5-year-olds and participating adult. Free with Museum Admission.
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Junior Scientist: Flies are Dipterrific!
Don't shoo that fly away, it might be one of the many new fly species discovered right here in our Nature Gardens! This Junior Scientist, look closer at this amazingly diverse order of animals to see what all the buzz is about, and why even that fly on the wall is an important part of our planet's ecosystems. Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds and their families. Free with Museum Admission
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