La Brea Tar Pits museum will remain closed until further notice. The park at La Brea Tar Pits is currently open and visitors can currently see paleontologists working at our excavation site weekly.  See NHMLAC's response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Youth Programs

Kids doing a survey in the Nature Gardens.

Join us in September 2020 for free youth programs!

Each program is designed to ignite the curiosity of our younger visitors, and help them connect with the museums' collections and research.  See below for information on our programs at the Natural History Museum.


Saturday, March 21, 2020: CANCELLED
Saturday, April 25, 2020: CANCELLED

In response to State and County directives about social distancing, we have postponed or cancelled all our onsite and community programs and events through Friday, April 30. 

Stay tuned for information about upcoming online programming. Please check back here soon or join our e-mail newsletter for up-to-date information. 


Nature Navigators (for 10 - 12 year-olds) 
10 am–12 pm

Nature Navigators invites your child to explore the nature in Los Angeles by working with their peers to contribute live data to real scientists and their work!

Registration is required to participate in the Nature Navigators' season, and currently all of the spots are filled. To be added to the wait list, please call the Call Center at 213.763.3499. 

Critter Club (for 3 - 5 year-olds with an adult)
10–10:45 am; 11–11:45 am

Live animals, story times, songs, and art experiences are just some of the fun activities we have planned for you. Critter Club is a family-friendly program that introduces the museum's live animals to visitors and weaves in science topics, such as food webs and adaptations. 

Junior Scientist (for 6 - 9 year-olds with an adult)
10:30 am–12 pm; 1:30–3 pm

Join us to experience the museum as a scientist does! Feel what it’s like to do real scientific work by using the same tools and techniques as our own museum researchers. By asking questions and making observations, you’ll make discoveries about topics ranging from the biggest beasts to the smallest insects. 

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