This season’s First Fridays is not for the faint of heart. We’ve picked the theme, Forces of Nature, so we can explore with you — and several experts on the topic — California’s natural disasters. Join us for enlightening and entertaining discussions about fires, floods, droughts, and earthquakes, moderated by award-winning Los Angeles Times writer Patt Morrison.
After pondering how to prevent and manage calamity and what to pack in an emergency kit, you can sip cocktails in our DJ Lounge, explore the Museum at night, and hear bands perform in our diorama halls.
This year, we’ve also added a new First Fridays experience — Secrets from the Vaults. Science correspondent and Ologies podcast host, Alie Ward, will take your questions to our curators, who will divulge what mysterious oddities can be found behind the scenes at NHM.