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).

Wild L.A. Tour

Take a walk on the wild side. Get a closer look at the life in your backyard by visiting our backyard—the Nature Gardens and our Nature lab.



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BioSCAN project in Nature Lab

BioSCAN
Level G, Nature Lab
Our BioSCAN project is documenting the abundant biodiversity throughout L.A. county. Look closer at the insects that surround you and watch museum scientists sort and count insects.

Tortoise in Nature Lab

Live Animals
Level G, Nature Lab
Meet and greet some of our Live Animal Program resident animals, from snakes to tortoises to bugs. Check calendar for times. 
 

P-22 Exhibit

P-22
Level G
Learn the story of L.A.’s most famous feline. He crossed two freeways to make Griffith Park his home. At this exhibit you will hear a soundscape of his habitat and watch camera trap footage gathered by NHM scientists.
 

Museum Store NHM

Buy the Book!
Level 1
Stop by the Museum Store to take what you’ve learned home with you with a copy of Wild L.A. Wild L.A.: Explore the Amazing Nature in and Around Los Angeles is part natural history, field guide, and trip planner.
 

Bee hotel nature gardens

Bee Hotel
Nature Gardens
Here at NHM we’re doing our part to help these important pollinators thrive. Wooden bee boxes near the Pollinator Meadow provide habitat for California natives like the leaf-cutter bee.
 

Bird viewing platform nature gardens

Bird viewing platform
Nature Gardens
Enter a quiet oasis in the big city. The Bird Viewing Platform provides a place to see many species of local birds.

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BioSCAN
Level G, Nature Lab
Our BioSCAN project is documenting the abundant biodiversity throughout L.A. county. Look closer at the insects that surround you and watch museum scientists sort and count insects.

Live Animals
Level G, Nature Lab
Meet and greet some of our Live Animal Program resident animals, from snakes to tortoises to bugs. Check calendar for times. 
 

P-22
Level G
Learn the story of L.A.’s most famous feline. He crossed two freeways to make Griffith Park his home. At this exhibit you will hear a soundscape of his habitat and watch camera trap footage gathered by NHM scientists.
 

Buy the Book!
Level 1
Stop by the Museum Store to take what you’ve learned home with you with a copy of Wild L.A. Wild L.A.: Explore the Amazing Nature in and Around Los Angeles is part natural history, field guide, and trip planner.
 

Bee Hotel
Nature Gardens
Here at NHM we’re doing our part to help these important pollinators thrive. Wooden bee boxes near the Pollinator Meadow provide habitat for California natives like the leaf-cutter bee.
 

Bird viewing platform
Nature Gardens
Enter a quiet oasis in the big city. The Bird Viewing Platform provides a place to see many species of local birds.

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