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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

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900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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July 2016

Summer Nights In the Garden at NHMLA!

July 8, 2016 • 5:00 pm UTC+0
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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At Summer Nights in the Garden, unwind under the stars with great music, nature-inspired cocktails, hands-on garden and science projects, botanical tours, food trucks, and more. Get outdoorsy and spend your Friday nights at NHM!  Free Admission. Advanced Reservation Required. For more information please visit: http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/summer-nights-in-the-garden

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Summer Nights In the Garden at NHMLA!

July 22, 2016 • 5:00 pm UTC+0
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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At Summer Nights in the Garden, unwind under the stars with great music, nature-inspired cocktails, hands-on garden and science projects, botanical tours, food trucks, and more. Get outdoorsy and spend your Friday nights at NHM!  Free Admission. Advanced Reservation Required. For more information please visit: http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/summer-nights-in-the-garden

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August 2016

Summer Nights In the Garden at NHMLA!

August 5, 2016 • 5:00 pm UTC+0
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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At Summer Nights in the Garden, unwind under the stars with great music, nature-inspired cocktails, hands-on garden and science projects, botanical tours, food trucks, and more. Get outdoorsy and spend your Friday nights at NHM!  Free Admission. Advanced Reservation Required. For more information please visit: http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/summer-nights-in-the-garden

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Summer Nights In the Garden at NHMLA!

August 19, 2016 • 5:00 pm UTC+0
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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At Summer Nights in the Garden, unwind under the stars with great music, nature-inspired cocktails, hands-on garden and science projects, botanical tours, food trucks, and more. Get outdoorsy and spend your Friday nights at NHM!  Free Admission. Advanced Reservation Required. For more information please visit: http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/summer-nights-in-the-garden

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May 2017

First Fridays @ the Natural History Museum

May 5, 2017 • 5:00 pm PDT
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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Tours: 5 pm, 5:30 pm, 6 pm “Food for Thought” with Richard Hayden, Head Gardener The food on our plate evolves as technology advances, alternative diets are sought, and the climate changes. Join us on a special tour and discover the connections between food and natural history. Discussion: 6:30 pm “How Green is Your Plate” with Rachel Surls, Ph.D. and Judith Gerber For almost all of human history, the food we ate came from no farther than a day’s search.…

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June 2017

First Fridays @ the Natural History Museum

June 9, 2017 • 5:00 pm PDT
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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Tours: 5 pm, 5:30 pm, 6 pm "Food for Thought” with the Anthropology and History Departments The food on our plate evolves as technology advances, alternative diets are sought, and the climate changes. Join us on a special tour and discover the connections between food and natural history. Discussion: 6:30 pm “LA History on Your Plate” with Jonathan Gold, Bricia Lopez and Josh Kun Once upon a time, Angelenos grew what they ate. But WWII Japanese internments whisked accomplished growers…

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March 2018

First Fridays – March

March 2, 2018 • 5:00 pm PST
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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"L.A. Backstory" with NHMLA History Dpt. TOURS: 5pm | 5:30pm | 6pm Los Angeles has influenced the growth and development of American culture and technology for over 160 years. Tour guests will go behind the scenes to view seldom-seen History Department artifacts from the evolution of the automotive, aviation and aerospace industries to sports, early oil exploration, SoCal architecture, and local design studios that have affected global lives. Tour tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis in the Museum’s Grand…

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April 2018

Natural History Museum: First Fridays – April

April 6, 2018 • 5:00 pm PDT
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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“L.A. Backstory” with NHMLA History Department TOURS: 5pm | 5:30pm | 6pm Los Angeles has influenced the growth and development of American culture and technology for over 160 years. Tour guests will go behind the scenes to view seldom-seen History Department artifacts from the evolution of the automotive, aviation and aerospace industries to sports, early oil exploration, SoCal architecture, and local design studios that have affected global lives. Tour tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis in the Museum’s Grand…

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May 2018

Natural History Museum: First Fridays – May

May 4, 2018 • 5:00 pm PDT
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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“L.A. Backstory” with NHMLA History Department TOURS: 5pm | 5:30pm | 6pm Los Angeles has influenced the growth and development of American culture and technology for over 160 years. Tour guests will go behind the scenes to view seldom-seen History Department artifacts from the evolution of the automotive, aviation and aerospace industries to sports, early oil exploration, SoCal architecture, and local design studios that have affected global lives. Tour tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis in the Museum’s Grand…

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June 2018

Natural History Museum: First Fridays – June

June 1, 2018 • 5:00 pm PDT
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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$25

“L.A. Backstory” with NHMLA History Department TOURS: 5pm | 5:30pm | 6pm Los Angeles has influenced the growth and development of American culture and technology for over 160 years. Tour guests will go behind the scenes to view seldom-seen History Department artifacts from the evolution of the automotive, aviation and aerospace industries to sports, early oil exploration, SoCal architecture, and local design studios that have affected global lives. Tour tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis in the Museum’s Grand…

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October 2018

Is Nature Only for White People?

October 11, 2018 • 7:30 pm PDT
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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A Zócalo/Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Event Moderated by Rahawa Haile, Writer and Hiker In the United States, a large country defined by its greatest natural wonders, engaging with nature is considered essential to good health and civic virtue. But African Americans, while representing 13 percent of the U.S. population, make up just 7 percent of visitors to our national parks; Latinos and Native Americans are similarly underrepresented among park attendees. The leaders and staffs of America’s major…

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November 2018

Nature in Focus

November 6, 2018 • 7:00 pm PST
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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$20 – $23

Join us for an evening of photography as we take an after-hours tour of the traveling exhibit, Wildlife Photographer of the Year. You'll learn from Museum scientists about the role photography plays in documenting and sharing collections, and will have a chance to practice taking photos of some fascinating collections. We will also teach you ways to make the most of your phone's camera and show you how your nature photos can be used by scientists to better understand urban nature.…

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Spider Pavilion

November 24, 2018 • 8:00 am - November 25, 2018 PST
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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Have a one-of-a-kind experience in the only Spider Pavilion in the U.S. Get a glimpse of the private lives of spiders in our fascinating open-air pavilion that is designed as a safe space to get up close to these amazing arachnids. See orb weavers, tarantulas, jumping spiders, and more. Now - November 25, 2018 $5 + General Admission

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December 2018

Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet

December 29, 2018 • 10:00 am - January 31, 2019 PST
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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Oceans 3D tells untold stories of the sea's most astonishing creatures, because new ocean science and technology has allowed us to go further into the unknown than we ever thought possible. Swim along leaping dolphins, sea otters, sharks, whales, and sea turtles. Dive around coral reef ecosystems, and journey to the depths of the ocean floor and find some of the most extreme and most exotic animals ever discovered. Dates: Now- January Start Time:  10:00 am (Every half hour) End…

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

December 30, 2018 • 9:30 am - January 6, 2019 PST
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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NHMLA presents the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition showcasing the finalists and category winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, a global competition that uses photography to challenge perceptions about the natural world, helping promote sustainability and the conservation of wildlife. The exhibition features 99 stunning backlit images from professionals and amateurs, adults and youths, from around the world. Dates: Now - January 6, 2019 Start Time: 9:30 am End Time: 5:00 pm For adults: $6 with General…

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February 2019

Night of Ideas

February 1, 2019 • 6:00 pm PST
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States

Night of Ideas is a worldwide event that celebrates the stream of ideas between countries, cultures, and generations. Each year, people around the globe come together to learn about and discuss the latest discoveries and prominent issues facing the world today. Facing Our Time NHM, in collaboration with the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles, will present this year's Los Angeles program for the Night of Ideas. This year’s theme, “Facing Our Time,” explores the challenges we face around…

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April 2019

First Fridays: Forces of Nature

April 5, 2019 • 5:30 pm PDT
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States

April First Fridays has an awesome lineup of bands, DJs, discussions, food trucks, delicious cocktails, and more. Get ready to experience the Museum after hours. This year's First Fridays explores Forces of Nature. Speakers will find facts and bust myths about our four horsemen of the Golden State apocalypse: fire, drought, flood and earthquakes. In April, the focus is on California's history with drought.

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June 2019

Summer Nights in the Garden

June 28, 2019 • 5:00 pm PDT
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
Free

The Summer Nights in the Gardens series is a celebration of all things summer in the enchanting Nature Gardens at NHM. Spend your Friday night sipping a garden-infused cocktail, stumbling upon a myriad of outdoor experiences while exploring the museum's backyard, and brightening your life with nature-inspired take-home activities. Join on June 28 to kick off the season with special musical performances by Chulita Vinyl Club and Masanga Marimba.

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July 2019

Summer Nights in the Garden

July 12, 2019 • 5:00 pm PDT
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States

The Summer Nights in the Gardens series is a celebration of all things summer in the enchanting Nature Gardens at NHM. Spend your Friday night sipping a garden-infused cocktail, stumbling upon a myriad of outdoor experiences while exploring the museum's backyard, and brightening your life with nature-inspired take-home activities.   Join us on July 12 with special musical performances by DJ Kerry and A Place Called Home's Advanced Ensemble- 29 Live.   FREE, with RSVP

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Are Americans Turning Against Science?

July 18, 2019 • 7:30 pm PDT
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States

Moderated by Usha Lee McFarling, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Science Journalist Scientists have demonstrated that climate change is real, but polls show that 30 percent of Americans disagree. Scientists have shown that genetically modified foods pose no threat, but, according to one survey, half the country sees such foods as dangerous. And despite scientific assurances about vaccine safety, the number of very young children who don’t get vaccinated has quadrupled in the past two decades. Why are so many Americans ignoring—or rejecting—broad scientific…

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Summer Nights in the Garden

July 26, 2019 • 5:00 pm PDT
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States

The Summer Nights in the Gardens series is a celebration of all things summer in the enchanting Nature Gardens at NHM. Spend your Friday night sipping a garden-infused cocktail, stumbling upon a myriad of outdoor experiences while exploring the museum's backyard, and brightening your life with nature-inspired take-home activities.   Join us on July 26 with special musical performances by DJ Travis Holcombe and Twin Seas.   FREE, with RSVP

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September 2019

Dino Fest

September 21, 2019 • 9:30 am PDT
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States

Dinosaurs once dominated the Earth, and this weekend they are taking over Los Angeles for the 4th annual Dino Fest at NHM! Join in a two-day festival celebrating dinosaurs, their prehistoric past, and the science that brings their world back to life. Meet world-renowned paleontologists from the museum's Dinosaur Institute and beyond as they discuss historic and ongoing fossil discoveries from around the world. Visit exhibitors, catch a glimpse of rare specimens from the museum’s collections, dig into hands-on activities,…

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November 2019

The Past, Present, and Future of Horror Movies

November 22, 2019 • 6:00 pm PST
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States

Beloved and highly influential B-movie-maker Roger Corman -- “The Little Shop of Horrors,” “House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum” (image shown above) -- will join Andy Muschietti (“IT”; “IT: Chapter II,” "Mama") this Friday for a look back, and forward, at the art of horror movies. It coincides with the museum's current exhibition, "Natural History of Horror," which explores the scientific discoveries — from early experiments in animal electricity to the excavation of King Tut’s tomb — that inspired Frankenstein, Dracula,…

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January 2020

Night of Ideas: Being Alive

January 31, 2020 • 5:30 pm PST
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States

Save the date for NHM's upcoming Night of Ideas event. Get ready for a dynamic all-night marathon full of talks, films, performances, music and interactive discussions at the intersection of science, philosophy, art, nature, and culture. This year’s global theme will be a celebration of “Being Alive.” Dive into what it means to be alive and “be well” as an individual, as a member of a community, and of an ecosystem. An initiative of the Institut Français in Paris, Night of…

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March 2020

First Fridays: March 2020

March 6, 2020 • 5:00 pm PST
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States

The Future Is Now Faster than a Wi-Fi download, more powerful than an electromagnetic field, able to leap centuries in a single algorithm, the tech future is coming fast with the promise of delivering a livable future in spite of the forces arrayed against it. KCRW members access your special pricing Conversations | 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm SECRETS FROM THE VAULT Join science correspondent and Ologies podcast host, Alie Ward, as she asks Museum research specialists about their collections and discovers details hidden…

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March 2022

NHM First Fridays: Plants With Benefits

March 4, 2022 • 5:00 pm PST
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States

The National History Museum's annual First Fridays series is back with their first event of the year, featuring on-stage performances by spill tab, ill peach, and DJ Lani Love. You're invited to explore the museum after hours with live music, engaging discussions, signature cocktails, and more. Hosted and moderated by Dr. Yewande Pearse, the event branches from DJ lounges to experienced educators and digital pop-up artist Pablo Gonzàles. This season, they are looking to the power of plants to save…

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April 2022

NHM First Fridays 2022: April

April 1, 2022 • 5:00 pm PDT
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States

The Natural History Museum's First Fridays series returns! On the first Friday of every month, the Museum opens after hours for a mix of live music, DJs, topical discussions, & signature cocktails. The 2022 season's theme is From Seeds to Psychedelics, with April being all about "Wild Harvesting." Festivities start Friday April 1st at 5pm, & come check out our KCRW street team table while you're there! Image courtesy of the Natural History Museum Los Angeles.

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May 2022

NHM First Fridays: Plant Powered

May 6, 2022 • 5:00 pm PDT
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States

The Natural History Museum’s First Fridays series is in full swing! On the first Friday of every month, the Museum opens after hours for a mix of live music, topical discussions, art & educator pop-ups, food trucks & signature cocktails. The 2022 season’s theme is From Seeds to Psychedelics, with May's discussion theme being "Plant Powered." Festivities start Friday May 6th at 5pm, & feature musical performances by Empress Of & Loyal Lobos. Come check out our KCRW street team table…

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February 2023

NHM First Fridays: February Dragons, Lore, and More

February 3, 2023 • 5:00 pm PST
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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First Fridays returns live and in-person at the Natural History Museum. Explore the Museum after hours with live music, DJs, topical discussions, signature cocktails, pop-up experiences, special NHM collections display, and more.  This season NHM First Fridays celebrates “Fandoms and Fantasy” exploring the science behind science fiction and the cultures behind popular cultures. On February 3rd, author and Game of Thrones expert Rebecca C. Thompson and moderator Dr. Yewande Pearse discuss Dragons, Lore, and More. Also featuring musical performances by…

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March 2023

NHM First Fridays 2023: March

March 3, 2023 • 5:00 pm PST
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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The Natural History Museum, presenting First Fridays “Fandoms and Fantasy” exploring the science behind science fiction and the cultures behind popular culture. From dragons and witchcraft to superheroes and giant monsters, First Fridays 2023 is where the fans come out to celebrate the intersection of pop-culture fandom and the work and collections of NHM. On March 3rd, sculptor Jordu Schell, paleontologist Dr. Stuart Sumida, and moderator Dr. Yewande Pearse discuss Witches, Wizards, and Magical Powers. Musical performances by Zsela and…

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April 2023

NHM First Fridays 2023: April

April 7, 2023 • 5:00 pm PDT
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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The Natural History Museum, presenting First Fridays “Fandoms and Fantasy” exploring the science behind science fiction and the cultures behind popular culture. From dragons and witchcraft to superheroes and giant monsters, First Fridays 2023 is where the fans come out to celebrate the intersection of pop-culture fandom and the work and collections of NHM. On April 7th, bestselling author and graphic novelist John Jennings and moderator Dr. Yewande Pearse discuss Space, Time, and Beyond. Musical performances by Luna Li, Grace…

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May 2023

NHM First Fridays 2023: May

May 5, 2023 • 5:00 pm PDT
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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The Natural History Museum, presents First Fridays “Fandoms and Fantasy” exploring the science behind science fiction and the cultures behind popular culture. On May 5th, First Fridays explores the rise of Asian pop culture and the legacy and work of Giant Robot Magazine. Featuring a panel that includes founders of Giant Robot Magazine, Eric Nakamura and Martin Wong, artist James Jean, filmmaker Dylan Robertson, and acclaimed filmmaker Renee Tajima-Peña, who will also moderate the discussion.  We'll be discussing how Asian pop culture…

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June 2023

NHM First Fridays 2023: June

June 2, 2023 • 5:00 pm PDT
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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The Natural History Museum, presenting First Fridays “Fandoms and Fantasy” exploring the science behind science fiction and the cultures behind popular culture. From dragons and witchcraft to superheroes and giant monsters, First Fridays 2023 is where the fans come out to celebrate the intersection of pop-culture fandom and the work and collections of NHM. On June 2nd, award-winning educator Joy Lin and moderator Dr. Yewande Pearse discuss Superheroes and the Superpower of Science. Musical performances by Hurray for the Riff…

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July 2023

Summer Nights at the Tar Pits

July 28, 2023 • 5:00 pm PDT
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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Celebrate a saber-toothed summer with Summer Nights at the Tar Pits. Grab a drink from the Tar Bar while you relax, get something to eat from our selection of local food trucks, enjoy great music courtesy of DJs from Beat Junkie Institute of Sound and Ladies of Sound and bring a blanket to picnic at the park. Explore the museum as we celebrate the mighty predators of the Ice Age, Saber-Tooth Cats, and talk with scientists about discoveries made right…

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August 2023

Summer Nights at the Tar Pits

August 4, 2023 • 5:00 pm PDT
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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Celebrate a saber-toothed summer with Summer Nights at the Tar Pits.  Grab a drink from the Tar Bar while you relax, get something to eat from our selection of local food trucks, enjoy great music courtesy of DJs from Beat Junkie Institute of Sound and Ladies of Sound and bring a blanket to picnic at the park. Explore the museum as we celebrate the mighty predators of the Ice Age, Saber-Tooth Cats, and talk with scientists about discoveries made right…

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March 2024

NHM First Fridays 2024: March

Mar 1 • 5:00 pm PST
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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Join the Natural History Museum this season for First Fridays! This season’s theme “From Feelings to Pheromones” explores the forces that shape the behaviors and sex lives of life forms large and small. From reproduction and propagation in the natural world to the sex life of other species, we'll untangle the constructs of gender, feelings and pheromones. We’ll also explore some of the predicaments facing all species of life, including over- and under-population, and offer doable solutions that we can…

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May 2024

NHM First Fridays 2024: May

May 3 • 5:00 pm PDT
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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Join us this season as we explore the forces that shape the behaviors of life forms large and small. From reproduction and propagation in the natural world to the sex life of other species, we'll untangle the constructs of gender, feelings and pheromones. On May 3 come out for Plant Clones are Coming investigating how cloning plants affects the greater biosphere. Evaluate the human relationship with plants and discover how micropropagation impacts the plants in our lives. Featuring a discussion with…

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NHM First Fridays: June

May 8 • 8:00 am PDT
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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Join us this season as we explore the forces that shape the behaviors of life forms large and small. From reproduction and propagation in the natural world to the sex life of other species, we'll untangle the constructs of gender, feelings and pheromones. On June 7th come out for How We Multiply, examining the connections and misunderstandings regarding population and climate change. The Earth's population has reached 8 billion humans. What does that mean for this planet? How can we address…

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