Take a tour of a vintage bird specimen collection on Bird Road.
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 here! If you cannot make the tour, we’d appreciate it if you cancel your ticket in advance.
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Parking & Directions
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.