Join us on a walk through the Nature Gardens to explore the amazing diversity of life that calls L.A. home.
Discoveries from the Tar Pits
Hear some of the little-known stories behind the world’s most famous Ice Age fossil site.
Story Time in the Gardens
Connect with urban wildlife through a nature-themed story and activity in our Nature Gardens.
Mammoths and Mastodons Exploration
Tour the museum to learn how the Tar Pits have been telling the stories of L.A.'s ice age giants for over 100 years.
Ice Age Encounters
This dynamic, live performance features a life-size adult saber-toothed cat puppet that brings the distant past to life.
Entrance to the Hart Museum mansion is by guided tour only. Free guided tours are offered hourly, with the last tour embarking at 3 pm.
Fun, educational, and interactive, Dinosaur Encounters features NHM's life-size dinosaur puppets.
Project 23 Revealed
Walk to our current excavation where you’ll talk to real excavators about their newest discoveries and learn the inside story of Project 23.
Please note, we will have an additional programming on 1/20/20
The Excavator Tour explores the Fossil Lab where real paleontologists work; our historic excavation pits; and Project 23, where live excavations can be seen.
Tour: Gallery Exploration
Explore NHM’s halls to discover the fascinating stories our collections can tell.
Tour: Highlighting Research and Collections
NHM is home to groundbreaking scientific research and unique collections. Tour our halls to learn about our work behind the scenes.
Inside the Fossil Lab
Discover how our paleontologists clean, sort, and study fossils uncovered in the Tar Pits!