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Being Los Angeles

A community engagement initiative celebrating L.A. history, heritage, and communities.

The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County are proud to be a part of a vibrant and diverse community of Angelenos who are coming together to educate, reflect, and celebrate how L.A. residents have helped shape Los Angeles. With our archives and collections, we look back at the lives and feats of the Angelenos who came before us. With our exhibitions, programs, and partnerships, we make connections between the past and present, weaving together history with stories from people who call L.A. home today.
Here you'll find highlights from our collections that speak to the natural and cultural heritage of L.A., and stories from Angelenos who work to build community, inclusivity, and access. 

Celebrating Diversity in L.A.

Bringing Access to the Museum

Out in the Community 

Join the Museum out in L.A. at the upcoming community events, festivals and fairs!

Sunday, June 11th, 2023
Lincoln Heights Whale Chat with Dr. Jorge Velez-Juarbe

Flat Top Park, Los Angeles, CA 1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
10 AM – 12 PM
All ages, Join us for as Dr. Jorge Velez-Juarbe talks about his research studying the underwater realm of prehistoric Los Angeles at the site of a major discovery! Learn more 

Tuesday, July 4th, 2023
Gloria Molina Grand Park's 4th of July Block Party

200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
10 AM – 4 PM
All ages, L.A.’s ultimate July 4th neighborhood party will be spread across the six city blocks that comprise Gloria Molina Grand Park. See drones - not fireworks - light up the night sky, enjoy an homage to Hip-Hops Music's 50th Anniversay, and participate in family-friendly hands on activities! Learn more