Summer Nights in the Garden at the Natural History Museum


Join us for an evening of music, art, nature and science at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum’s Summer Nights in the Garden. We’ll be part of the festivities this Friday July 25th where we’ll be:

POTTING SUCCULENTS! They’re one of the most low maintenance plants out there, and one that’s perfect for our dry L.A. climate. Urban homesteading experts Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne are here to help you plant your own succulent and give you tips on keeping them alive.
Supplies are limited. Available to participants on a first-come, first-served basis

PAINTING! Don’t have a green thumb? Stop by the painting booth and that can soon be changed. Artist Peter Tigler brings participatory image making to NHM. Learn the hi-tech method of fingerpaint meets the ancient art of color-by-number!

RSVP HERE for free admission to L.A.’s best garden parties!

Unable to RSVP? We will continue to allow limited entry at the door until we hit capacity.


MUSIC! Enjoy the ambient music of KCRW DJ, Anthony Valadez

TOURS! Available at 5:30 pm, *6:30 pm, 7:30 pm:  Awaken your senses on a botanical tour led by our NHM Nature Gardens Staff
*Spanish speaking tour at 6:30 pm
Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis

NATURE MAPPING! Help us map L.A.’s nature by using your smartphone. Stop by our Citizen Science table to learn how you can get involved in local projects.

DRINKS! Sip on a botanical inspired cocktail as you wander through the Nature Gardens.

FOOD! Bring a picnic or grab a bite from one of the food trucks in the North Plaza.

PERFORMANCES! Butterfly stilt performers at 7 pm and 8:30 pm and don’t miss the enchanting Toy Theater show at 8 pm!

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  1. Can I bring my 6 and 4 yr olds to this? Or is this more geared to the 20 something crowd?

    • Thanks! We decided to sign up for the last one, but thanks for the heads up on this.

      Also, if you know the tech or design folks for this event can you tell ’em the tickets you have to print out looks like the above design w/ colors–which means depleting unnecessary black ink, can they set it to printer friendly so only the most important portions get printed.

      And I got 5 tickets, why must I print out all 5 (with said color scheme), when a annotation of 5 will do. Seems like a great waste of paper. I’d recommend one of those scannable thinga majigs, but I still have a flip phone. I’m printing out at the library, so less color (printer friendly) & less paper.

      Thanks again for this!

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