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Entomology

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

With over 800,000 described species — more than half of all known living organisms — insects are the most diverse group of animals on Earth. The Natural History Museum's entomology collection has more than 5.8 million specimens of insects and spiders.

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Anthropology

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Anthropology is the study of humankind — past and present. The Anthropology Department of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County curates archaeological and ethnographic collections collected by and donated to the Museum.

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Community Science

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

In order to understand our city better, the Museum has begun a long-term biodiversity study of urban habitats and surrounding natural areas. Our goal is to not only increase our knowledge of local wildlife, but also to involve our local community.

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Conservation & Collection Care

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Conservation is a field devoted to preserving cultural, natural history, and art materials for future generations. Conservators at the Natural History Museum are responsible for the care and preservation of the Museum's diverse collections.

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Crustacea

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The Museum's collections of Crustacea are the second largest in the United States and the fourth largest in the world. The Crustacea Department maintains these priceless collections and continues to add to them while conducting ongoing research.

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Dinosaur Institute

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The Dinosaur Institute houses the Museum's collection of Mesozoic tetrapods (four-limbed vertebrates), dating from 250 million years ago to 65.5 million years ago.

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Echinoderms

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Echinoderms are sea stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, brittle stars, feather stars, and related animals. For many millions of years, they have been among the most conspicuous and abundant oceanic organisms.

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Herpetology

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The Museum's collection of amphibians and reptiles contains approximately 183,000 catalogued specimens from around the globe. This includes approximately 3,600 skeletal preparations and 545 cleared and stained specimens.

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History

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The History Department is committed to preservation, research, and public access that enable people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests to understand and appreciate the history and culture of California and the West.

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Ichthyology

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The Natural History Museum's fish collection is one of ten internationally recognized ichthyological collections in the United States. The collection contains nearly three million catalogued specimens, including representatives of most fish families.

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Invertebrate Paleontology

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The Invertebrate Paleontology department of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles houses fossils of animals that lack a backbone (non-vertebrates), such as arthropods, molluscs, echinoderms, and corals.

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Malacology

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Malacology is the study of mollusks (snails, clams, octopods, etc.). The Malacology Department promotes the scientific study, conservation, and acquisition of extant mollusk species including gastropods (marine, terrestrial, and freshwater snails and slug

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Mammalogy

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The Mammalogy collections include more than 98,000 terrestrial and marine mammal specimens prepared as study skins, skulls, skeletons, tanned pelts, and fluid preserved bodies.

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Marine Biodiversity Center

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The Marine Biodiversity Center is the Museum's core facility for the curation of marine invertebrates, animals without a backbone that live in the ocean, an incredibly diverse group including worms, crabs, jellyfish, sponges, sea stars, and squid.

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Mineral Sciences

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The Mineral Sciences Department curates a world-class collection that includes minerals, rocks, gems, ores, and meteorites and conducts research focusing on furthering scientific understanding of these materials.

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Ornithology

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Ornithology, the study of birds, is one of the founding disciplines of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. At the core of the program is a research collection of 121,000 bird specimens, representing over 5,400 species.

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Polychaetous Annelids

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The class Polychaeta consists of a very diverse group of segmented worms that live primarily in ocean habitats. The Polychaete Department, maintains active research programs and a near-constantly expanding collection.

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Rancho La Brea

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Rancho La Brea (colloquially known as the La Brea Tar Pits) is one of the world's most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of Ice Age plants and animals in the world.

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Urban Nature Research Center

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

UNRC’s goal is to help to spotlight ways to boost and sustain that biodiversity, and ultimately make L.A. a hospitable place for wildlife — and, by extension, humans — to thrive.

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Vertebrate Paleontology

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Vertebrate Paleontology is the study of ancient animals that have a vertebral column including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Vertebrate paleontologists are best known for their work with fossils.

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Nature Gardens

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

When you explore the Nature Gardens, you will experience L.A. wildlife all around you. Every bush, flower, and tree you see here was planted to attract creatures. If you look closely, you'll see butterflies, hummingbirds, squirrels, snails, and more.

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Live Animal Program

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The Natural History Museum is home to over 35 species of living vertebrates. The Live Animal Program introduces visitors to the earliest vertebrates on land, the foundations of the food chain, and some of the dinosaurs' closest “cousins."

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Malacology Department

by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Malacology is the study of mollusks (snails, clams, octopods, etc.). The Malacology Department promotes the scientific study, conservation, and acquisition of extant mollusk species including gastropods (marine, terrestrial, and freshwater snails and slug

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