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News & Press Archive

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Launches Nationwide “Camp Croods” in Partnership with La Brea Tar Pits and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Virtual museum kids programs celebrate the home entertainment release of Golden Globe nominated film The Croods: A New Age and feature scientists, animators, story artists and more for interactive camp sessions

NHMLAC Urban Nature Research Center uses community science to demonstrate the challenges and opportunities of city-living for native lizards

Photos contributed by volunteers from across Southern California show that city lizards are at higher risk of losing their tails but decreased risk of tick parasitism, highlighting the value of community science for urban ecology studies

La Brea Tar Pits Launches New Community Science Project to Digitize Ice Age Fossil Findings

Volunteers can help transcribe 'dig' field notes for fossils excavated since 1969

Newly Discovered Specimens Uncovered by NHMLAC Dinosaur Institute Help Identify Missing Links in Evolutionary History of Pterosaurs

International team of researchers demonstrate enigmatic dinosaur relatives from the Triassic, lagerpetids, represent the closest relatives of pterosaurs, with key fossils found at collaborative field site involving NHMLAC’s Dinosaur Institute

The NHMLAC and L.A. County Board of Supervisors Honor Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas with Named Entrance Plaza for NHM Commons

New “Front Porch” Will Open the Southwest Side of NHM’s Historic Exposition Park Home