In accordance with the L.A. City Municipal Code Ordinance mandate, beginning November 4, all eligible patrons are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours. Visitors 18+ must also show a valid photo ID. View our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for more information.  On October 23 the museum will be closing early at 2 pm.

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Vertebrate Paleontology

Vertebrate Paleontology is the study of ancient animals that have a vertebral column including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

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Project Paleo

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.

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