So NHM is Hosting FREE Summer Garden Parties Every Other Friday in July & August

July 8, 2015 by Brian Champlin

What happens when you combine live music, garden-inspired cocktails, citizen science projects, botanical tours,  and food trucks, all in one of L.A.’s most unique settings?

You get Summer Nights in The Garden, a free event series hosted at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles on four Fridays over the course of July and August.


This Friday’s kickoff event will include musical performances by DJ Francesca Harding (5:00-7:00pm) and Deebs & Jarell Perry (7:00-9:00pm), plus a pickling session with food writer Emily Han, a nature screen printing workshop, a bee hotel building sessions with NHM entomologists, and an art installation entitled “Edge Color World” created by Sarah Rara of Lucky Dragons.

Food-wise, you can expect Green Truck, Coolhaus, and Mandoline Grill to be on hand selling delicious treats.

And did we mention… entry to the event is FREE!

NHM Summer Garden

Image via Natural History Museum

Specifics are still being settled for the rest of the summer, but we’ve been told by NHM that subsequent dates will include tons of great activities including:

  • Music with DJ Victoria Rawlins with special appearance by the Downtown Horns
  • Stargazing with Blackrock Observatory
  • Herb Building with fresh ingredients from the NHM Nature Gardens
  • Botanical Tours with NHM Garden Staff
  • Patio Chats with garden and citizen science experts
  • Live animal presentations

Be sure to check the NHM website for updated details as they become available.

The Natural History Museum’s ‘Summer Nights in The Garden’ will take place from 5:00pm – 9:00pm on July 10, July 24, August 7, and August 21.

Tickets are free, but an RSVP is required to guarantee entry. You can RSVP via the NHM website.

Parking in the NHM Car Park is $10. When that fills up, parking in Lot 3 across the street is available for $10 (though Lot 3 is not owned or operated by NHM, and prices are subject to change. And of course you can always take METRO to the Expo Park / USC stop.

NHM is located at 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007