Our Butterfly Pavilion and Nature Gardens are now open, and tickets are sold out for the season. The inside of the museum remains closed. Advanced timed-tickets are required for members and non-members. See NHMLAC's response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Close up of finches on a bird feeder

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Birds

Exhibitions

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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