In accordance with the L.A. City Municipal Code Ordinance, all eligible patrons (currently 12+) are required to show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours. Visitors 18+ must also show a valid photo ID. View our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for more information.

Filipino American History Month

Recognizing the heritage and history of the Filipino community, past and present.

Filipino American Mural at Unidad Park titled Filipino Americans: A Glorious History, A Golden Legacy
Filipino American Mural at Unidad Park titled Filipino Americans: A Glorious History, A Golden Legacy

A celebration of the Filipino American community

The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County are proud to join the nationwide celebration of Filipino American History Month in October. During this month, and throughout the year, we will share stories from the past and present, and recognize the thriving and diverse Filipino community who calls Los Angeles home. 

Join the conversation on social media by sharing your own stories about Filipino history and culture by using #NHMLA and #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth

Filipino Cultural Celebration at NHM Welcome Day 

L.A. County residents receive free Museum Admission 3-5 pm daily.

There is always something new to discover at NHM! Join us for a fun-filled day celebrating all the new and exciting things the Museum has to offer. Check out our newest display: a rare deep-sea angler fish, known as the Pacific footballfish. See traditional Japanese printing technique called gyotaku, and create a gyotaku fish print of your own, with artist Dwight Hwang. Step inside the Ocean Experience trailer, one of our Mobile Museums— for a simulated deep sea exploration of our local coastline.  We’ll also be celebrating Filipino American History Month with the launch of the new Filipino virtual tour of our Dinosaur Hall, and a new oral histories project, Culture of Care: Perspectives from the Filipino Healthcare Community, co-presented by FilAm ARTS. Catch performances from the Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble. Plus, chat with museum staff, who will be sharing artifacts and specimens from behind the scenes of our Anthropology and Ichthyology (or fish!) collections.

Click here to view the full schedule of events 

Stories from L.A. and the collections