Our Butterfly Pavilion and Nature Gardens are now open, and tickets are sold out for the season. The inside of the museum remains closed. Advanced timed-tickets are required for members and non-members. See NHMLAC's response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Reptiles

Exhibitions

Nature Lab

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

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Herpetology

The Museum's collection of amphibians and reptiles contains approximately 190,000 catalogued specimens from around the globe.

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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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GeckoWatch

GeckoWatch is a community science project to map the fine-scale distribution of nonnative geckos in the United States.

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