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Live animals and hands-on interactives show you L.A.’s wild side.
Dig for dinosaurs, investigate insects, and explore the natural world.
Watch butterflies take flight around you in this seasonal exhibition.
Walk among spiders and their magnificent webs in this unique, open-air experience.
Flowers are blooming, seeds are ripening, and wildlife is paying attention!
Meet a Live Animal
Join us on a walk through the Nature Gardens to explore the amazing diversity of life that calls L.A. home.
Book Launch: North America's Galapagos
Examining a staple of the L.A. backyard.
Let me introduce you to a tiny parasitic wasp that makes a unique nursery for its offspring.
In Los Angeles, you can find nature in some unexpected places. NHM's SuperProject keeps track with help from the community.
Maiz Connolly shares her macro photos of wild behavior on the coyote bush
A sneak peek at NHM's Wild L.A. - A nature guide for Angelenos. The following is one of 100 species accounts in the book.
What can thrive in those standing water puddles?
With over 800,000 described species—more than half of all known living organisms—insects are the most diverse group of animals on Earth.
Community science (sometimes called citizen science) mobilizes volunteers to work alongside scientists to help answer questions about the world.
This first-of-its-kind scientific investigation is discovering and exploring biodiversity in and around one of the world’s largest cities: Los Angeles.
The SuperProject is a one year long FREE program run by the Urban Nature Research Center (UNRC) at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.