Ice Age Encounters
Have an Ice Age Encounter when a snarling, prowling Saber-toothed Cat and her two-month-old kitten make a special appearance at the Page Museum. This jaw-dropping adult Smilodon fatalis will take you back to a time when big cats roamed the land we now call Los Angeles. Bring your camera. You won’t believe your eyes! Learn more about Ice Age Encounters programs here, the scoop about the kitten named Nibbles here, and the amazing team that makes it all possible here.
Starting September 12, 2012:
Wednesdays at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm
Saturdays at 11 am, 12:30 pm, 1:45 pm
Adventures In Nature
Adventures In Nature is a day camp offered every summer. Children grades K through 8 have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of Museum topics: Earth’s features, creatures, and cultures from around the globe. Enroll your children in our hands-on, interactive classes, and they will learn about fascinating topics through active encounters that spark their natural curiosity and creativity. To register, please visit www.nhm.org/summercamp
Page Museum: June 24 - June 28, 2013
Natural History Museum: July 1 - August 9, 2013
Our Overnight Adventures program is your opportunity to spend a night in a world-famous museum and explore our collections with the help of our educators. Overnight Adventures run year round at both the Page Museum and the La Brea Tar Pits. Please click here to learn more about our Overnight Adventure program at both facilities.
Megafauna: Giant Beasts of Pleistocene South American with Richard A. Farina
Wednesday, May 29, 6 pm
More than 10,000 years ago, spectacularly large mammals roamed the pampas and jungles of South America. This book tells the story of these great beasts during and just after the Pleistocene, the geological epoch marked by the great ice ages. Megafauna describes the history and way of life of these animals, their comings and goings, and what befell them at the beginning of the modern era and the arrival of humans. It places these giants within the context of the other mammals then alive, describing their paleobiology—how they walked; how much they weighed; their diets, behavior, biomechanics; and the interactions among them and with their environment. It also tells the stories of the scientists who contributed to our discovery and knowledge of these transcendent creatures and the environment they inhabited. The episode known as the Great American Biotic Interchange, perhaps the most important of all natural history "experiments," is also an important theme of the book, tracing the biotic events of both North and South America that led to the fauna and the ecosystems discussed in this book.