Our museums will be closed until further notice to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Our first priority is the well-being and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers. Stay up to date with NHMLAC's response to COVID-19.​​​ Nuestros museos estarán cerrados hasta nuevo aviso para minimizar la propagación del COVID-19. Ve la respuesta de NHMLAC ante el coronavirus (COVID-19).

NHMLAC Connects

Fossil image of world's tiniest dinosaur in amber

NHMLAC Connects

Opening New Doors
to Natural History


We invite you to explore natural and cultural wonders: safely and digitally from home.

Think social distancing with dinosaurs and mammoths, and connecting with nature and community science right outside your own door.The museums want to know: What Blows Your Mind? Connect with inspiring educators, scientists and each other for virtual adventures. Access rich school curriculum and activities to do with your family at home. Participate in exciting crowd-sourced science and social media campaigns. This month, NHMLAC Connects is spotlighting bugs and butterflies.

Walk on the Wild Side

It may surprise you, but Los Angeles exists inside a “Biodiversity Hotspot,” an area with plants and animals that are incredibly diverse, but also under threat. Explore the wild world that L.A. has to offer.

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Behind the Scenes

We have over 35 million specimens in our collections, including dino bones, colorful birds, and bits of L.A. History. Most of those treasures are behind the scenes! Take a peek inside our hidden museum worlds. 

Illustration showing a windmill in motion for wind power
Illustration showing a windmill in motion for wind power
Did you know? Thanks to renewables like wind and solar power, L.A.'s energy will be carbon-neutral by 2045.

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