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Bug Out With Us

Those shiny, spiky, and furry creatures zipping and buzzing all around us are glorious beings with interesting bios.

macro, zoom, wasps, native, L.A.
Two species of spider wasps commonly collected in Los Angeles County as part of the BioSCAN Project.

Introducing Spiky, Hairy, Shiny: Insects of L.A.
Online Exhibition Opens May 15!

We’re excited to announce the launch of our very first online exhibition featuring the magnified beauty and diversity of these “minute Angelenos” discovered through NHMLAC’s Biodiversity Science: City and Nature (BioSCAN) project. This free exhibition will feature macro-photographs of those often overlooked creatures in our midst that are far and away the most diverse and abundant group of animals on the planet.

Find out more here.

Bug Fair Is On The Horizon!

On Saturday, May 16, our beloved annual event for bug lovers goes digital. Tune in and watch a performance by the Museum’s famous bug band, Luv Bugzzz. Meet our insect expert, Lisa Gonzalez, who went from being a Bug Fair fan to working as an Assistant Collections Manager in our Entomology Department where she catalogues and photographs wondrous microscopic creatures. Bug Fair will also serve up a bug chef who will whip up insect delicacies, one of the biggest draws in the 34 years of Bug Fair to date. Save the date to get up close to tiny wild worlds.

Find out more here.