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

A Rattlesnake Stroll

Take a trip outside of the terrarium.

Rattle Snake Crossing the Road

Everybody needs to get fresh air some times, even rattlesnakes. We invite you to join Juniper for a rare slither around the grounds. Like all snakes, Juniper doesn't really do walks, instead using his muscles and scales to propel himself. Our Live Animal team tagged along to make sure Juniper got the most out of his visit to the Nature Lab and Nature Gardens.

If you encounter a rattlesnake out in the wild, don't panic! Be sure to give it the respect it deserves by backing away to a safe distance, and always make sure to watch where you're moving.

After you've enjoyed Juniper moving, be sure to learn more about rattlesnakes from our Herpetology Curator, Dr. Greg Pauly!