Take a tour of a vintage bird specimen collection on Bird Road.

17 May
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Add to Calendar 2024-05-17 10:30:00 2024-05-17 11:30:00 Moore Lab of Zoology Behind-the-Scenes Tour Take a tour of a vintage bird specimen collection on Bird Road. Moore Lab of Zoology Occidental College info@kwallcompany.com America/Los_Angeles public
Event Date: May. 17, 2024

Tucked within Occidental College in Northeast L.A. and as featured in Los Angeles Times, the Moore Laboratory of Zoology is a hidden gem that houses over 65,000 vintage bird and mammal specimens.

Discover museum specimens from the world’s largest Mexican bird collection and get a closer look at morphological adaptations, a painstakingly-collected hummingbird collection, wild parrots, rare extinct birds, and much more.

Tours are free and intended for ages 10+. For student group tours, contact us hereIf you cannot make the tour, we’d appreciate it if you cancel your ticket in advance.

RSVP on Eventbrite.


Parking & Directions

Moore Lab can be found on Google Maps (GPS of the entrance is 34.126642, -118.210054) and visit here to access a campus map.

For weekday tours, street parking is available all along Campus Road. We’re closest to the entrance at the intersection of Armadale Avenue and Campus Road. 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 overhead walkway to make a direct right up the hill.

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



The collection is located on the second floor, 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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