Posts Tagged ‘Natural History Museum’

The Best Events to Wrap Up Your September in Los Angeles

September is winding down and Los Angeles’s month-long festivities for Halloween are already beginning, but there’s still a few special events that should be on your radar this week.


Monday, September 26 – Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum, Natural History Museum – Experience the brand new Butterfly Pavilion! The permanent structure — located outside the Natural History Museum on the south side — features more flight space, more resting spots, and more natural light. There will be hundreds of free-flying butterflies inside, and the awesome Gallery Interpreters who can explain why these animals are so special.


Tuesday, September 27 – Gershwin and the Jazz AgeWalt Disney Concert Hall – It’s LAPhil’s opening night at the Concert Hall! Don’t miss Gustavo and the LA Phil as they revel in the unforgettable melodies that sprang from the great Jazz Age composers. Broadway superstars Brian Stokes Mitchell and Megan Hilty will join in to bring timeless standards from the Great American Songbook to life.

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30th Annual Bug Fair

30th Annual Bug Fair: May 21 and 22, 2016

In 1986, Ferris Bueller had a day off, the New York Mets won the World Series, and perhaps most famously…NHM launched the Bug Fair. There have been countless entomological discoveries since then – some right here in Los Angeles by NHM researchers and friends. Our Spider Survey found the first documented brown widows in the city; our scientists discovered 42 new fly species in L.A. just in the last year. For three decades, Bug Fair has inspired wonder among guests, no matter what their age. Bug Fair has connected scientists with the community, so they can geek out together.

Join us on May 21 and 22 for a two-day festival celebrating 30 years of Bug Fair – our winged, multi-legged, squirmy, and sometimes bug-eyed friends. Visit a variety of exhibitors – and see everything from exotic insect collections to pet tarantulas, from millipedes to centipedes, from bug-related products, like honey and silk, to bug-inspired artwork and jewelry. Enjoy a special cook-off with your favorite Bug Chefs as they whip up protein-filled snacks. The weekend will be filled with bug hunts, performances, up-close encounters with crawly creatures, and more!

Saturday & Sunday Special Programming:

  • Bug Chef Cook-Off
  • Bug Hunts
  • Meet the Bugs of NHM
  • Bug Shows with NHM’s Performing Artists
  • Hands-on activities
  • And more!

Bug Fair and other programming (excluding the Butterfly Pavilion) are included with regular Museum admission. For additional information, call (213) 763-3499 or e-mail info@nhm.org.

Bug Fair is proudly sponsored by Western Exterminator.