Immersive Multimedia Exhibition at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Opens November 7, 2021
Los Angeles- Tickets are now on sale for the West Coast debut of Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM). Produced in partnership with the National Geographic Society and the Jane Goodall Institute, the exhibition is on view from November 7, 2021 through April 17, 2022.
Becoming Jane explores Dr. Goodall’s life from her early years as an intrepid young woman with a dream to learn about animals in Africa, to her years establishing herself as a renowned scientist in Gombe, Tanzania to her current role as an activist, mentor and advocate for creating a better world for all life on Earth.
The exhibition features experiential activities and immersive displays, including a replica of Jane’s research tent, and an immersive projection of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about her current role as a leader in community-centered conservation and youth empowerment with the Jane Goodall Institute.
Major support in Los Angeles provided by the Annenberg Foundation with additional support from Bank of America and Visionary Women.
WHEN: November 7, 2021 – April 17, 2022
WHERE：Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007
ABOUT: Jane Goodall was born on April 3, 1934 in London, England. At the young age of 26, she followed her passion for animals and Africa to Gombe, Tanzania, where she began her landmark study of chimpanzees in the wild—immersing herself in their habitat as a neighbor rather than a distant observer. Her discovery in 1960 that chimpanzees make and use tools rocked the scientific world and redefined the relationship between humans and animals. In 1977, she established the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to advance her work around the world and for generations to come. JGI continues the field research at Gombe and builds on Dr. Goodall’s innovative approach to conservation, which recognizes the central role that people play in the well-being of animals and the environment. In 1991, she founded Roots & Shoots, a global program that connects young people in more than 50 countries to be conservation activists in their daily lives. Today, Dr. Goodall travels the world, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, other environmental crises, and her reasons for hope. In her books and speeches, she emphasizes the interconnectedness of all living things and the collective power of individual action.