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

Members Q&A with Tim Bovard

Tim Bovard in taxidermy studio

Go behind the dioramas with NHMLAC Taxidermist, Tim Bovard. Tim answers questions that take you under the skin of the iconic taxidermied animals and replicas the Museum is famous for. Whether it's adding spines to porcupines or de-scenting skunks, the captivating world of taxidermy is full of surprises.