AAM 2010

This year Los Angeles was home to the American Association of Museums Annual Meeting & Museum Expo. In conjunction with the California Science Center and the California African-American Museum, the Natural History Museum was part of the Exposition Block Party on May 24.

On May 26 we were at the George C. Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits for An Evening of Art, Culture and Mammoths, along with the Craft Art and Folk Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Guests were dropped off by bus once again and were invited to stroll through Hancock Park as they enjoyed three of Wilshire Boulevard’s most interesting museums!


AAM attendees stopped by the Page Museum to check out our Ice Age fossils while munching on some delectable treats from About Thyme Catering (www.aboutthymela.com/) and enjoying the music provided by DJ Tim Martinez (www.goodsounddj.com).

Our education staff was on hand to answer questions about our collections and programs and the staff of our fishbowl lab worked diligently at excavating “Zed” the Columbian mammoth to the delight of the guests.


Our open air atrium stayed open for the evening as well. With the lush foliage, koi pond and dozens of wandering turtles, this makes for a relaxing and serene respite from the hustle and bustle of nearby Wilshire Boulevard! 


The Page Museum has a seating capacity of 250 guests and a standing capacity of 500. The impressive collection of fossils found on site in the Tar Pits serve as a backdrop to one of the most unique events that your guests will most likely have the pleasure of attending!

For more information on holding events at the George C Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits or in Hancock Park, please call the Special Events Info Line at 213-763-3221 or email us at specialevents@nhm.org.



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