Beginning April 8, we will reopen our doors to gradually welcome back guests inside our museum, starting with previews for members and community partners. Advanced timed tickets are required for entry and are now available online.  See NHMLAC's response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

NHM's Community Science Projects

Collaborate with NHM scientists to explore the wild side of your city

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NHM houses more than 35 million specimens and artifacts, and each one helps tell the story of what's happening in our natural and cultural world beyond its walls. You can help tell that story by contributing to one of our Community Science programs. Whether you're wondering what all those squirrels are up to, on the slimy trail of a mysterious snail, or curious about what's flocking in L.A., our Community Science Program welcomes you to join in exploring Los Angeles.

Want to learn more? Check out all of our Community Science programs below.