An Afternoon at the Natural History Museum
“Carmel, when are we going to go to the Natural History Museum?!”
That’s what Jave would ask every single time we drove past USC’s campus on Exposition Boulevard. The Natural History Museum (NHM) – along with a complex of other museums in Exposition Park – is located just across from USC, and the huge dinosaur skeleton outside of the NHM piqued Jave’s curiosity. It had me curious as well.
But for whatever reason, we never prioritized a visit until a certain weekend late last year when my job offered free tickets for employees. It’s funny how quickly priorities change when something is being offered for free!
So one crisp fall Sunday afternoon, we headed to the NHM for some mental stimulation and to explore one more of our city’s iconic museums. What we discovered was an engaging space that would keep even the most cynical museum goer entertained; it’s truly a place for hands-on, in-your-face learning. Exhibits come to life at the NHM, and in some cases, are actually alive like in the Nature Lab or the Spider Pavilion (the latter of which I did not venture into – thank you very much!).
Here are some snapshots from our afternoon at the NHM…
*Visit the NHM’s website for more details and for info to plan your visit.