The museum at La Brea Tar Pits and the Hart museum will remain closed until further notice. Advanced tickets are required for entry for NHM’s Butterfly Pavilion, and are now available online. See NHMLAC's response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

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. 

Beyond Gender: Indigenous Perspectives

The Anthropology Department in partnership with the Community Engagement team are excited to share contemporary stories and NHM collections items spotlighting the Mapuche of Chile, Muxe of Mexico, and the Fa'afafine and Fa'afatama of Samoa.

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Connecting our Past and Present

Explore highlights from our staff and collections that speak to the natural and cultural heritage of L.A. You'll also find ways to celebrate your own story, both with us and with our partner institutions and organizations throughout Los Angeles County.

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Celebrating Diversity in L.A.

A sustaining and resilient L.A. is built on the celebrating the culture, heritage, and history of the people who call L.A. home. Read stories, watch videos, and join in on activities for heritage and history month celebrations.

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Bringing Access to the Museum

A virtual visit to the Age of Dinosaurs in several languages