Go Expo to celebrate NHM's centennial

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The Natural History Museum may be 100 years old this year, but it has never looked younger. It has undergone some serious renovations over the years, and this weekend the NHM will be unveiling the new Otis Booth Pavilion, featuring a re-positioned 65-foot high whale skeleton guaranteed to impress. Check out the graphic from L.A. Times to get an idea of what to expect from the new exhibition space as well as the new Nature Gardens that lead up to it.

Go Metro to the NHM this Sunday for their Birthday Bash. The party starts at 9 a.m. and goes until 11 p.m. with activities for kids, nature workshops, musical entertainment and more. After dark, enjoy food trucks, a discussion on the Mars Curiosity rover and outdoor concerts. Tickets start at $25 and include museum admission, first come, first served access to the discussion, DJ Lounges, and concert amphitheater — DEVO is playing (see below)! Don’t hesitate, tickets are selling fast!

The entrance through the Nature Gardens faces the Expo Park/USC Station, making it even more accessible from Metro. Metro Bus 102 and 550 stop in front of the Natural History Museum, and the Silver Line also has a stop nearby. Use Trip Planner for more routes and connections.

If you can’t make it to the Birthday Bash on Sunday, head over to the NHM some other day to see how the place has been jazzed up. Go Metro to get $1.25 off adult admission at the door.

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