Our museums remain closed due to COVID-19. While LA County Public Health has entered Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery, allowing for the reopening of museums on June 12, our museums are still slowly welcoming back staff and are in the process of planning for new health and safety protocols in our galleries and gardens. Therefore, we will not be reopening until later in the summer. Sign up here to be the first to know when we will safely re-open to the public and in the meantime, stay connected from home.

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Birds

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Hall of Birds

A rare opportunity to get up close with over 600 species of bird.

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DIY Bird Feeder

DIY Bird Feeder: Attract birds to your garden by building your own bird feeder.

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Comedero Para Pájaros

Comedero Para Pájaros: Atraiga pájaros a su jardín construyendo su propio comedero para pájaros.

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Ornithology

Ornithology, the study of birds, is one of the founding disciplines of the Natural History Museum. At the core of the program is a research collection of 121,000 bird specimens, representing over 5,400 species. Our collections are particularly strong for North America, Africa, South America, and the Pacific Ocean.

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Past Projects

While NHM is not currently working on these projects, they have influenced our current community science projects.

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Community Science

Community science (sometimes called citizen science) mobilizes volunteers to work alongside scientists to help answer questions about the world.

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