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Summer Nights in the Garden at Natural History Museum

A 2014 botanical tour in the  garden. Photo courtesy of the NHM website.
A 2014 botanical tour in the garden. Photo courtesy of the NHM website.

The place to be on four Friday nights this summer just may be the Natural History Museum for their Summer Nights in the Garden program. Featuring garden-inspired cocktails, music spun by KCRW, hands-on garden and science projects, botanical tours, perfromances, and food trucks, the evening events introduce city dwellers to the glories of being outdoors in flourishing gardens that produce food and flavor, beauty and habitat.

Summer Night in the Garden happens only four Fridays this summer: July 10, July 24, August 7 and August 21, from 5pm – 9pm on the grounds of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County at 900 Exposition Blvd. The events are free and open to the public, but reservations are suggested.

This Friday, pre-sale reservations are sold out but some tickets at the door will be available for both NHM members and nonmembers. The versatile program includes:

  • MUSIC with DJ Francesca Harding (5-7pm), Deebs & Jarell Perry (7-9pm)
  • PICKLING with food writer, Emily Han (**timed ticket required)
  • NATURE SCREEN PRINTING with Self Help Graphics (**timed-ticket required)
  • BUILD BEE HOTELS with NHM Entomologists (**timed-ticket required)
  • BOTANICAL TOURS with NHM Garden Staff
  • PATIO CHATS with garden and citizen science experts
  • SMOKE FLY SAMPLING with NHM Citizen Scientists
  • ART INSTALLATION, “Edge Color World” by Sarah Rara of Lucky Dragons

(*Activities require a timed-ticket; available on a first-come, first-served basis; ticket distribution located in the Get Dirty Zone.)

Parking is available for $10 (cash or credit card) in the Museum’s Car Park on Exposition Blvd. and Bill Robertson Lane. If the Car Park is full, patrolled lots are also available directly across from the Museum on Bill Robertson Lane for $10 (cash only), as well as in lots throughout Exposition Park.

Identifying herbs, photo from the NHM website.
Identifying herbs, photo from the NHM website.
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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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