Be advised, on Saturday, October 8, there will be a USC Football game at 4:30 PM and traffic and parking may be impacted throughout the day. Please plan your visit accordingly.

Being Los Angeles

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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. 

The Cultural Nooks and Crannies of L.A. bread

Out in the Community 

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

Monday, October 10
Indigenous People's Day @ Grand Park 

200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
4 PM - 8 PM
All ages

Saturday, October 15
Taste of Soul 

3800 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008
10 AM - 4 PM
All ages, learn more

Saturday, October 15
Wildlife 2 Watts @ Ted Watkins Memorial Park

1335 East 103rd St, Los Angeles, CA 
11 AM - 3 PM
All ages, learn more

Saturday, October 22
P-22 Day @ Griffith Park

Shane's Inspiration
11 AM - 4 PM
All ages, learn more

Celebrating Diversity in L.A.

Bringing Access to the Museum