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First Fridays at The Natural History Museum

Dinosaurs, music, and cocktails? I'm in! Join me at the Natural History Museum for "First Fridays" where you can join in on a tour and discussion on what caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, have cocktails, and hear live performances by two bands, while conversing with new and interesting people at this great event!

This is what First Fridays is:  http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays

The link for the May 3rd First Friday Event:  http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/may-2013

The tickets are $12.00 for general admission, however, it looks as if we want the $18.00 ticket which will give you access to the concert hall which is where the bands will be. They can be purchased beforehand online but it looks as if May's tickets are not on sale yet. If anyone knows the deal before I learn what the ticket situation is all about, can you let me know? It looks like you can also buy tickets there the day of which go on sale at 5:00 p.m.

I'll be there at 6:00 p.m. for the "Tools of the Trade" Tour. Then there is a discussion at 6:30 "The Day the Mesozoic Died". After that, we'll be somewhere having a cocktail. The Bands start at 8:00 but there is a DJ there from 5:30 until 10:00 p.m.

Other info...

Once a month, the entire Natural History Museum stays open until 10 pm and features live music, exciting scientific discussion, and behind-the-scenes curatorial tours. First Fridays has been an immersive program designed for audiences of all ages, bringing together a dynamic discussion with scientists on the cutting edge of their fields and musical performances by fresh and innovative artists. In recent years, the program has been hailed as Los Angeles’ “Best Intellectual Event in Disguise” (L.A. Downtown News) and “Best Museum Party Night” (Los Angeles magazine). First Fridays welcomes its audience back to the Museum they loved as kids, putting a new and exciting spin on an old favorite.

 

TEXT ME IF YOU CAN'T FIND ME:  (213)[masked]

 

PLANNING YOUR TRIP HERE:

Directions

The Natural History Museum is located in Exposition Park at 900 Exposition Boulevard between Vermont Avenue and Figueroa Street.

Due to our own construction on the front side of the Museum, our directions avoid Exposition Blvd. east of Vermont.

From the Westside
10 East, exit Vermont Ave., turn right. Left onto Exposition Blvd. Museum is on the right.

From the South
110 North, exit Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., turn left. Right on Bill Robertson Lane (formerly Menlo Ave.). Parking lot is on the left; Museum is on the right.

From Pasadena, Downtown
110 South, exit Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., turn right. Right on Bill Robertson Lane (formerly Menlo Ave.). Parking lot is on the left; Museum is on the left.

Get directions to the Natural History Museum >

Parking

Parking is available for $8 in the Museum’s Car Park on Exposition Blvd. and Bill Robertson Lane. If the Car Park is full, patrolled lots are also available directly across from the Museum on Bill Robertson Lane for $10 (cash only), as well as in lots throughout Exposition Park. Parking rates and availability may vary during special events in Exposition Park. NHM has designated parking during USC games.

Now Open

The Expo Rail Line is open now, running daily from 5 am to 12:30 am and will provide service between the 7th/Metro station downtown and La Cienega/Jefferson Blvds. The future expansion of this line to Culver City will be announced at a later date. Visit theMetro website for more information.


 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, there was a bit of a mix-up when the host got sick and couldn't make it. It was unclear where/when everyone was meeting. I ended up getting there earlier than planned and took the first tour by myself, wandered around the museum and then listened to the lecture. I never met up with the group after that. Hopefully next time, though! First Fridays was very cool and informative and I'll probably go again. :)

    May 6, 2013

    • Jo Marie J.

      Lacey, your picture is not clear. I was on the tour with Michael at 6pm. If I had seen you I wouldn't be able to recognize you. I wish people would post clear pictures of themselves. I was sitting on the bench to the side next to the tour lineup.

      May 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm not sure what you mean by "not clear". My face is fully visible. Have you tried clicking on someone's picture to see it blown up on their profile? Also, I was early and went on the 5pm tour, so we probably wouldn't have run into each other anyway. Hope you had a good time, though.

      May 6, 2013

  • george

    June 9th is the 100 Anniversary / Birthday for the museum - with DEVO

    May 6, 2013

  • Michael

    It was a cool place. Although we didn't all get together it was still a fun time. Next month the First Friday is actually on the Second Sunday... I don't know why. I'm sure we all hope you feel better soon, Lisa and we all know how crappy a sinus infection can be. You are awesome!!!

    May 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's on Sunday for the 100th Anniversary. They'll be having events all day. :)

      May 6, 2013

  • Jo Marie J.

    I like the lecture better than the tour.

    May 4, 2013

  • Lisa V.

    Hey guys, for those of you that didn't get my e-mail this morning, the meetup still on but I'm not there! Sorry, I have a sinus infection and feel too sick to go out. My apolgies. However, those of you that do go, Michael has been kind enough help me out and dare I say, host in my place? If you'd like to catch up with him, please text him at: [masked]-3903. Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience! Thanks Michael:)

    May 3, 2013

    • Jo Marie J.

      Lisa, you have to send the email in order for us to get it.

      May 3, 2013

    • Jo Marie J.

      Okay, my apologies. I did get it.

      May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've been out front waiting for 30 minutes I did text Lisa with no response back did the Meetup get canceled for tonight?

    May 3, 2013

    • Michael

      Hi I'm on the tour. Text me if you'd like[masked]

      May 3, 2013

    • Jo Marie J.

      I was on the same tour. If I knew what you looked like Ralph it would have been easier to spot you. I can't tell from your picture what you really look like.

      May 3, 2013

  • Michael

    Hi I'm on the tour. Text me if anyone would like to meet up. [masked]

    May 3, 2013

  • malcolm

    Looks like a fun and interesting evening. Thanks. Malcolm . . . .. . Meetup.com/NLP-LA

    1 · May 3, 2013

    • Michael

      Hi I'm on the tour. Text me if you'd like[masked]

      May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a new lead contact for tonight?

    May 3, 2013

    • Michael

      Hi I'm on the tour. Text me if you'd like[masked]

      May 3, 2013

  • Lisa V.

    Now that I've spoken to many people, I think you'll be ok with these tickets as you can still hear the bands really well:

    Museum Admission Only is available for our regular Museum rates of $5.00 - $12.00, includes first come, first served access to the guided tour and discussion, as well as access to the DJ Lounge and the Museum’s many exciting galleries. This ticket does not, however, provide access to the concert hall.
    Adult Admission
    $12.00

    1 · May 3, 2013

  • Prashanth

    With the in person only option for the "limited number of Concert + Admission tickets" (according to the website), would it be better to get the Admission-only ticket that is still available online?

    May 2, 2013

  • Christine K

    Can't make it this time but would love to check it out sometime. Have fun!

    May 2, 2013

  • Eunice K.

    sorry to cancel, but hopefully next time.

    May 2, 2013

  • Susan M

    I called the museum with a few questions and found out the tour tickets are first come first serve which means people need to get to the museum before 5pm as per their suggestion. Also the parking lot is closed for construction, but the lot across the street is open and has lots of spaces. That cost is $10. This event sounds great, however, I have time constraints on Friday and don't think I can get there before 5pm. Have a great time everyone. Hope this info is helpful.

    May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So, what's the verdict then? $12 or $18 tickets? Looking forward to meeting you all & I'm really excited about the museum! :)

    April 29, 2013

  • george

    I've gone before and it's a great time - if you really want to see the band pay the extra but you can hear them fine outside the hall, and they have monitors where you can watch the performers - looking forward to it

    April 25, 2013

  • Nora

    Great idea.

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • tom

    you had me at Dinosaurs.

    April 7, 2013

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