Natural History Fetes LA Aqueduct with Free Admission

The institution pays homage to water and our city history on Nov. 5 and 6.

By Alysia Gray Painter
|  Monday, Nov 4, 2013  |  Updated 8:04 AM PDT
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Natural History Fetes LA Aqueduct with Free Admission

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The Natural History Museum in Exposition Park is offering free admission on Tuesday, Nov. 5 and Wednesday, Nov. 6. It's in honor of the LA Aqueduct's 100th anniversary.

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Look. We could put "spoiler alert" up here, and advise you that you're about to read something completely earth-moving, but we'll just go ahead and sputter it out, quickly: Los Angeles and water have a rather memorable, long, complicated, and interesting history.

That was all bald-faced irony, of course. Because of course you know our region's story is well wrapped up in H20, the getting-of and the managing and the overseeing and the rights and such.

The Los Angeles Aqueduct is one of the central sites in that story, and it happens to be marking its centennial in 2013. The Natural History Museum will take a look back at the mammoth aqueduct's literal and figurative twists and turns via "commemorations, events, and a new art exhibition."

And to get that particular ball -- or, um, wave? -- rolling, the Exposition Park institution is offering free admission on Tuesday, Nov. 5 and Wednesday, Nov. 6. Make that free admission and a highly thematic welcome gift to each guest over those two days. Wait for it... it's a bottle of water.

Water-focused artworks in the rotunda -- Los Angeles artist Rob Reynolds is the man behind them -- will be on display. Also? NHM is putting together a time capsule and would love your ideas, input, and local acumen. The reason behind the capsule? The museum is also in a centennial period, and is looking to the next 100 years. That's a big job, of course, so a group effort, including many Angelenos, is desired.

As for those Nov. 5 and 6 free tickets? You'll want to go through the NHM web site to nab those.

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