From dinosaurs to mastodons, discover the rich fossil history of our region. In this major exhibition, created by the Museum.
Learn and explore the natural world through play. This new space invites our youngest visitors to play under a shade tree, search for hidden secrets along a wooden fence, or read their favorite book in a cozy potting shed.
A look behind the scenes in our storage areas is like a cross-section of the diversity of nature itself. You’ll find everything from tiny beetles to enormous whale bones.
This new, permanent exhibition revolves around the history—and the future—of citizen science, the idea upon which the Museum was founded in 1874.
A permanent exhibition that will invite visitors to explore the unique habitats of southern California, from the coastal wetlands and urban canyons to the high mountains and the desert.
Skulls contains close to 200 skulls from theNAT’s research collections of animals from all over the world, from the tiny to the spectacular.
The Nat has a Vivarium—a facility in which we care for our live animals—in the basement of the Museum. We’re bringing these animals out and into the public gallery located on Level 1 just off the Atrium.
More than 35 photographs that celebrate the universal symbol of the Golden State’s beauty: the wildflower. This visual survey of California’s diverse and delicately-balanced ecosystems reveals the effects of climate change and other human impacts on our native plants.