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Diorama Challenge

June 12, 2020

Another Fun Night at the Museum!

No vegetables were harmed in the construction of these dioramas.

The celebrated diorama halls of the Natural History Museum of the County of Los Angeles’s capture nature in painstaking detail. They each portray breathtakingly realistic scenes of wildlife in their natural habitats, whether it’s a herd of moose in Alaska, a polar bear family in the frozen Arctic, a herd of elephants in Africa, or hippos snoozing by a pond.

Not only are these dioramas iconic for their captivating presence at the Museum, but also for their contributions to pop culture—from Sheryl Crow’s “If It Makes You Happy” music video, to Honda’s “Matthew Broderick’s Day Off” commercial.

Now, we challenge you to recreate the magic at home.

The concept is simple: we are challenging our participants to recreate our classic diorama scenes with items found at home. To participate, all you have to do is:

  • See the website for images of our dioramas
  • Create your own diorama photo using items found in your home….get creative!
  • Include an image of it side-by-side with the original NHM Diorama image
  • In your post include tag @NHMLA and #DioramaChallenge

Are you ready to take on the #DioramaChallenge?

Then go to the NHMCLA website where you will find additional creative examples.

Enlist members of your family.  Or any loose food.

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