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Live animals and hands-on interactives show you L.A.’s wild side.
Meet some of the Ice Age minifauna still making their home in L.A.
Spring is mating season for alligator lizards. From Baja California to British Columbia, we need your help to study their mating behavior.
NHM’s Prince Rogers Nelson the Western Spadefoot frog sets longevity record
Our adorable western pond turtle has a new, amazing home!
Cold-blooded moves for hot summer days
A tale of how science works
The Museum's collection of amphibians and reptiles contains approximately 190,000 catalogued specimens from around the globe.
Community science (sometimes called citizen science) mobilizes volunteers to work alongside scientists to help answer questions about the world.
GeckoWatch is a community science project to map the fine-scale distribution of nonnative geckos in the United States.