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

Exhibitions

Wildfire

For many years, we've been adding fuel to the fire.

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Living Wall

Where stone meets soil.

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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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Summer Nights at Home

Get outside this summer and enjoy the evening breeze, late sunset, and starry skies.

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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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L.A.’s Wild Side

Get out into nature, right here at NHM. Discover all of the species that call our great city their home and be amazed by their stories.

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