Beginning April 1 at NHM and April 8 at the Tar Pits, we will reopen for our Members, community partners and general public. Advanced tickets are required for entry for NHM and the museum at La Brea Tar Pits, and can be purchased online. The William S. Hart museum will remain closed until further notice.  See NHMLAC's response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

How To Look For Nature

Everyday is Earth Day when you know how to find nature where ever you are.

Girl on pier lays down on stomach and uses plastic spoon to look for small crustaceans in water.

Join science communicator and museum educator Michelle Race for some great tips on how to find nature any day of the year. Once you know where to look and some important safety guidelines, head outside to start searching. Community science starts with finding wildlife where you live, so you'll never have to go far to find fascinating  plants and animals. Be sure to take a photo of your observation and upload it to the L.A. Nature Map on iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/l-a-nature-map