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).

Squirrel Survey Scavenger Hunt

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Look for squirrels in your own backyard!

Help NHMLAC scientists look for squirrels by contributing to the Southern California Squirrel Survey! The Southern California Squirrel Survey is a community science research program to catalog the occurrence of squirrels in the greater Southern California region. 

Download the PDF guide to learn about these critters and help in your search! Then, submit photos and supporting data (date, time, address/locality, and observational notes) by e-mail; upload to the project page; or use the iNaturalist app (Android and iOS).

As we all navigate these times of uncertainty and social distance, you can still help our scientists — science doesn't stop!

Remember to keep yourself and wildlife safe. Do not disturb wildlife and follow your local city and county government directives regarding COVID-19 and social distancing measures.