The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is hosting “First Fridays — An Evening of Smooth Beats and Science” on Friday, March 6 from 5 to 11 p.m.
Visitors can take a tour titled “Finding L.A.’s Hidden Wildlife One Photo at a Time” held at 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. The tour will be led by Richard Smart, of the Natural History Museum Citizen Science Program.
A discussion titled “The Newest Frontier of Science Is in Your Backyard” will be held at 6:30 p.m. with Natural History Museum curator of herpetology Dr. Greg Pauly. With the help of citizen scientists throughout Southern California, scientists have made many discoveries about reptiles and amphibians that were previously unrecorded in the region. Citizen science can help fill a gap in the region’s biodiversity knowledge, and Pauly will explain who people can get involved with citizen science projects. Additionally, a new “Conversation: Science Salon” will be held at 7:30 p.m. with the Nerd Brigade, whose members have a diverse backgrounds in science and science communication.
Musical performances run from 5:30 to 10 p.m., with the KCRW DJ Lounge with Raul Campos and special guest Sabo, starRo and JMSN. Tickets are $18. The Natural History Museum is located at 900 Exposition Blvd. For information, call (213)763-DINO. Or visit www.nhm.org.
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