The Natural History Museum and the Museum at La Brea Tar Pits are now open. Advanced tickets can be purchased online. The William S. Hart Museum remains closed until further notice. View our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for more information.

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.