Spend a day uncovering the glory of life that has tread through Earth at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
The museum protects over 35 million specimens, dating back 4.5 billion years. The exhibits reveal the wide spectrum of Earth’s biodiversity, especially as the museum’s preservation is founded on the belief that knowing what is out there is the first step to successful conservation. Southern Californian educators, families, and visitors will all enjoy the museum’s richness, as it serves as an informative authority on the "big picture" of the planet, as it covers both the natural and the cultural world.
Experience the museum’s unique lens into discover with these permanent exhibits:
· African Mammals
· Age of Mammals
· Ancient Latin American Art
· Becoming L.A.
· Dinosaur Hall
· Discovery Center
· Gems and Minerals
· Haaga Family Rotunda
· Insect Zoo
· Nature Gardens
· Nature Lab
· North American Mammals
· Zuni Fetishes
This fall, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is featuring a special exhibit, the Spider Pavilion. The unique, seasonal display under a big, white tent on the museum’s South Lawn will offer guests the opportunity to witness hundreds of spiders spin their webs. The Pavilion's collection of colorful eight-legged creatures includes more than 300 arachnid inhabitants, such as golden silk spiders.
· Breadmaking Workshop: Explore the basics of making the healthiest bread you can eat, sourdough fermented, 100% whole-grain.
Wednesday, September 14th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
· Grow Your Own Vegetables: Guests will create their own edible garden for fresh, organic produce by learning how to create good soil out of your current one, how to know how much and how often to add compost and water, and how to manage insect pests and encourage “good bugs.”
Sunday, October 16th and October 23rd from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm
· Sauerkraut Workshop: Learn the art, science and history of sauerkraut in this hands-on workshop that will have you taking home a jar filled with fermenting cabbage.
Sunday, October 30th 2016 from 09:00 am to 12:00 pmThe museum is open everyday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission costs $12 for adults, $9 for students, and $4 for children. However, take advantage of the museum’s free admission every first Tuesday of the month. Even better, every Tuesday for the rest of September offers visitors free admission. There is no reason not to experience the museum’s showcase of Earth’s biodiversity.