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.

Urban Waterfall & Creek Bed

Come get your feet wet!

people in urban waterfall in nature gardens

Meet the many plants and animals that occur in creeks around Los Angeles, then dip your toes in the waterfall.

Kids flock to wade in the urban waterfall on a hot summer day

Kids wading on a hot summer day.

Mourning cloak butterfly eggs on a willow leaf

Mourning cloak butterfly eggs on a willow leaf.

urban waterfall and 1913 building view in nature gardens

Urban waterfall with the museum's historic rotunda in the background.

kids playing in urban waterfall in the nature gardens

There's room for everyone!

Toyon berries in the rain

Toyon berries in the rain.

Visitors stroll the boardwalk

Visitors stroll the boardwalk.

A brown bushtit nest in a coast live oak tree

Bushtit nest in a coast live oak tree.

Creek view

Creek view in the rainy season.

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Kids wading on a hot summer day.

Mourning cloak butterfly eggs on a willow leaf.

Urban waterfall with the museum's historic rotunda in the background.

There's room for everyone!

Toyon berries in the rain.

Visitors stroll the boardwalk.

Bushtit nest in a coast live oak tree.

Creek view in the rainy season.

While you're visiting, you can:

  • Spend a hot summer day wading in the water.
  • Walk over the riverum, creekand through the woods.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for bird nests.