Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Spider Pavilion Flashlight Tours in October


Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Presents

Fascinating Flashlight Tours of the Spider Pavilion


NHM offers after-hours, guided flashlight tours, spider activities and souvenir flashlights October 10, 17, and 30, 2009



WHAT: During three special nights in October we‘re keeping the Spider Pavilion open late for exciting nighttime exploration, Halloween celebrations, and guided tours by flashlight. Enjoy these activities-till-twilight and then head inside for a tour with Spider Pavilion Gallery Interpreters.


All activities are free with Spider Pavilion admission. Receive a free flashlight (while supplies last) to take home and turn your own backyard into a place of spider exploration. Guests are welcome to bring snacks to enjoy on the Pavilion Patio.


WHEN: Open until 9 pm on the following nights. Activities begin at 6 pm.


  • Saturday, October 10 – Super Spider Craft Workshop

Kids can make a glittery web craft, an itsy bitsy spider booklet, and color spider images to take home.


  • Saturday, October 17 – “EEK” Spider Trivia Game

Test your spider knowledge and win prizes during our version of a game show.


  • Friday, October 30 – Spider Cinema Night & Trick-or-Treat Night

Wear your Halloween costume and trick-or-treat in the Museum galleries. Then head out to the Spider Pavilion Patio for a Halloween-themed movie screening.


WHERE: The Spider Pavilion is located outside the Museum, on the South Lawn.


About the Spider Pavilion: The Spider Pavilion, open September 27 through November 8, 2009, is a rare opportunity to observe hundreds of spiders in their natural habitat. The Spider Pavilion’s Gallery Interpreters guide small groups through an enclosed greenhouse area, putting visitors up close to orb-weaver spiders such as the golden silk and the banded garden. In this setting, spiders can be seen busily creating intricate webs, interacting with one another and their habitats, and feeding on their prey.


Spider Pavilion Special Ticketing

Timed tickets are sold in half-hour intervals throughout the day, with first availability for purchase at 10 am and final sale at 4:30 pm each day. Adults $3; Students/Seniors $2; Children (5-12) $1. Members receive FREE admission and the first available tickets. Flashlight tours and activities are included with Spider Pavilion admission.


Museum Admission and Hours

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is located at 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles. Open daily from 9:30 am to 5 pm; Tickets are $9 for adults, $6.50 for children. For more information, visit the Museum’s website at www.nhm.org or call (213) 763-DINO.


About the Natural History Museum

The Museum was the first dedicated museum building in Los Angeles, opening its doors in 1913. It has amassed one of the world’s most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history — with more than 35 million objects, some as old as 4.5 billion years. The Natural History Family of Museums includes the NHM, the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits (Hancock Park/Mid-Wilshire), and the William S. Hart Park and Museum (Newhall, California). The Family of Museums serves more than one million families and visitors annually, and is a national leader in research, exhibitions and education.


NHM Next

This spring’s completed renovation of the Beaux-Arts 1913 Building has set the stage for the Museum’s rollout of new visitor experiences leading up to the Museum’s centennial in 2013. The milestone re-opening of the 1913 Building will begin in Summer 2010 with new exhibitions inside its iconic Rotunda and the Age of Mammals galleries. In Summer 2011, the Museum will open Dinosaur Mysteries, the highly-anticipated return of a dedicated dinosaur hall. Under the Sun, an exhibition focusing on the Southern California environmental history will open in Spring 2012.





Kristin Friedrich

(213) 763-3532



Lauren Clark

(213) 763-3580






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Lauren Clark

Marketing & Communications

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90007


tel. 213.763.3580

fax. 213.743.4843

e. lclark@nhm.org


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