Workshops | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Workshop Series

Our workshops provide you with hands-on experiences, relevant skills, and tell the natural history of specific topics. 



Taxidermy Workshops April 19, May 10, June 14

Thursday evenings from 6 – 9 pm

Meet Tim Bovard, NHMLA’s taxidermist for over 33 years, who makes the Museum'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 - Past event.
May 10: Mammals - Sold out.
June 14: Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish

All materials will be provided. 

Members $20 per workshop
Non-members $23 per workshop
You can register online via the links below or by calling our Call Center at 213.763.3499. 

REGISTRATION FOR June 14: Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish


Grow Your Own Vegetables! Spring 2019 Dates: February 23, March 2, 9

Create your own edible garden for fresh, organic produce by learning how to:
- Create good soil out of your current one
- What, how, and when to plant
- How much and how often to add compost and water
- Manage insect pests and encourage “good bugs”



Curator’s Cupboards

These special weekend events are your chance to meet members of our curatorial team, ask your own questions, and get a first-hand, up-close look at many amazing curiosities of our collections.
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Do You Want To Start Your Own Veggie Garden?

NHMLA's master gardener Florence Nishida explains why we should start our own healthy vegetable garden at home. Fall gardening classes start soon, part of our new and expanded Workshops program! 
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Nature in L.A. Blog

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

Summer Nights in the Garden

Miss Summer Nights in the Garden this year? Get the highlights HERE

Event Calendar

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

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