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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Nature Lab

Live animals and hands-on interactives show you L.A.’s wild side.

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Discovery Center

Dig for dinosaurs, wonder at live insects, and organize your own diorama.

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Butterfly Pavilion

Watch butterflies take flight around you in this seasonal exhibition.

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Spider Pavilion

Walk among spiders and their magnificent webs in this unique, open-air experience.

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Pollinator Meadow

Flowers are blooming, seeds are ripening, and wildlife is paying attention!

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Bug Hotels

Create your own bug hotel for your garden and see who comes to visit!

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Hotel Para Bichos

¡Crea su propio hotel para bichos para su jardín y mira quién viene a visitar!

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Carreras de Orugas

Crea su propia oruga. ¡Después, compite contra su familia o amigos en una carrera de orugas!

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Insect Symmetry

Use one of our templates to make your very own symmetrical insect.

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