Please note that on Sunday, October 20, NHM will close to the public at 2 pm, for the 16th Annual Haunted Museum event. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Homeschool Day: Fossil Discoveries
Explore NHM's world-class fossil collection to find out more about our planet's distant past!
L.A. Nature Fest
L.A. Nature Fest is a two-day festival that celebrates L.A.'s wild side!
Homeschool Day: Amazing Habitats!
Explore the diversity of habitats on earth, both past and present!
Stromatolites and trilobites
A decade of rich digs at Project 23
Dr. Nathan Smith, Associate Curator of NHM’s Dinosaur Institute, is an experienced Antarctic fossil hunter.
This year, almost 700 students at six schools in L.A. have participated in microfossil sorting.
Fossilized feces help confirm the diet of extinct “bone-crushing” dogs
Vertebrate Paleontology is the study of ancient animals that have a vertebral column including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.
Do you want to be a paleontologist? Do you want to be a curator of natural history collections? Project Paleo is your opportunity to work with fossils and contribute to the curation of Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County's collections.