Take a tour of the world's largest Mexican bird collection.

15 Nov
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Add to Calendar 2023-11-15 15:00:00 2023-11-15 16:00:00 Moore Lab of Zoology Behind-the-Scenes Tour Take a tour of the world's largest Mexican bird collection. Moore Lab of Zoology Occidental College info@kwallcompany.com America/Los_Angeles public
Event Date: Nov. 15, 2023

Tucked within a liberal arts college in Northeast L.A. and as featured in Los Angeles Times, the Moore Lab is a hidden gem that houses over 65,000 vintage bird and mammal specimens.

Discover local birds, morphological adaptations, rare extinct birds, a painstakingly-collected hummingbird collection, wild parrots of Los Angeles, and see museum specimens that represent Mexico’s bird diversity prior to major habitat change.


Tours are free and intended for ages 10+. RSVP at Eventbrite.

For student group tours, contact us here! If you can’t make the tour, we’d love for you to cancel your ticket in advance.


Parking & Directions

Allow extra time to arrive for the tour. If you get lost, don’t fret, the lab can be found on Google Maps (GPS of the entrance is 34.126642, -118.210054) and here’s a link to Occidental College's interactive map.

For weekday tours, free street parking is available all along Campus Road. We’re closest to the entrance at the Armadale Avenue and Campus Road intersection. From there it's about a five minute walk: Head north on American Way, right on Weller Road, left on Bird Road and continue under the walkway to make a direct right up the hill.

For weekend tours, you may park in any campus parking lot.



The collection is on the second floor and is elevator-accessible and seating can be made available during the tour. Feel welcome to contact us before the tour for accommodations.


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