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May 2017

Mummies Exhibition at Museum of Natural History

May 15, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles, CA United States + Google Map

Mummies gives a rare, up-close look at one of the largest collections of mummies in North America. Visitors will discover why mummification was not just for royal Egyptians. From predynastic Egypt to pre-Columbian Peru, the exhibition explores the intersection between societies, their desert environment, and the preparations they made for the dead. The latest technologies are making it possible for scientists to discover more details about each mummy and the precious objects buried with it. Mummies will include mummies and coffins, burial goods…

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Cuba! Exhibition at Museum of Natural History

May 15 - August 13
Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles, CA United States + Google Map

Presented in English and Spanish, ¡Cuba explores the extraordinary biodiversity across the island’s remote forests, deep caves, expansive wetlands, and dazzling reefs through immersive exhibits that have been developed with colleagues at the Cuban National Museum of Natural History. In addition, the exhibition highlights Cuba’s culture, its people, and its history. ¡Cuba! includes live animals such as lizards, boas, and frogs; artifacts; and lifelike models representing the island’s distinctive wildlife, from a venomous mammal to the world’s smallest bird. Highlights include a re-creation…

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Opulent Oceans: Extraordinary Scientific Illustrations at Museum of Natural History

May 15 - October 1
Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles, CA United States + Google Map

Inspired by the book Opulent Oceans: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes 46 exquisite reproductions from 33 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works. The world’s oceans abound with a truly astonishing diversity of life forms. Beginning some 400 years ago, European voyages of discovery began mapping the globe, and knowledge of ocean life flourished as never before. These explorers documented their discoveries in illustrated books—by sketching their own specimens or collaborating with artists and engravers—resulting…

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Humpback Whales Film at Museum of Natural History

May 15 - September 30
Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles, CA United States + Google Map

Narrated by two-time Golden Globe nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii, and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play, and take care of their young. Captured for the first time with IMAX 3D cameras, and found in every ocean on Earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to…

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U.S. Grant Hotel Offering Events and Specials Through Summer

May 18 - August 31
U.S. Grant Hotel, CA United States + Google Map

Originally built in 1910, the historic and luxurious U.S. Grant Hotel in San Diego is offering an array of ongoing events this summer and throughout the foreseeable future. The Grant Grill will offer happy hour choices Sunday through Thursday,  "Cask Ale Nights" on Fridays and Saturdays will honor craft beer culture. Thursdays through Saturdays guests can indulge in the "Vieux Carre" cocktail experience in the grand lobby of the hotel. On Fridays and Saturdays the Grant Grill Lounge will transform into a live music venue, boasting spirited music local to San Diego from…

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