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Death Valley After Dark: Astronomy and Photography in the Backcountry

Dec 5—Dec 9, 2018

In the otherworldly landscapes of Death Valley, practice your night photography skills under some of the world's clearest, starriest skies.

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Ravenmaster book cover.
Oct 17
Los Angeles, California

The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London

History, adventures, and tales of intrigue from the Ravenmaster of the Tower of London.
Oct 20
Sylmar, California

Flashlight Tour of Pioneer Memorial Cemetery

Join us as we take a nighttime stroll around the mysterious and macabre Pioneer Memorial Cemetery.
A lush section of the river.
Oct 21
Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles River Adventure

Hop from Frogtown to Mallard Mound.
The garden is a steep labyrinth where surprise waits around every corner.
Oct 21
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Hills Sculpture Garden

Located just below the Hollywood Sign is a garden filled with contemporary sculptures. Join us for an exclusive sunset stroll of this private art collection with founder and artist, Dr. Robby Gordon.
Join Atlas Obscura's co-founder and creative director for a night of wonder.
Oct 23
Corte Madera, California

An Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid

Don't miss this rare chance to meet Atlas Obscura's co-founder Dylan Thuras.
Sleeping Beauty's castle, in Disneyland. Anaheim, CA
Oct 24
Anaheim, California

The Secret Life of Disneyland

Discover the hidden world inside the Magic Kingdom.
Philosophical Research Society headquarters, exterior.
Oct 25
Los Angeles, California

Wisdom Literature and Esoterica at the Philosophical Research Society

Visit a repository of everything you're not supposed to know.
Join Atlas Obscura's co-founder and creative director for a night of wonder.
Oct 26
Los Angeles, California

An Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid

Don't miss this rare chance to meet Atlas Obscura's co-founder Dylan Thuras.
Old Mission Plaza Church.
Oct 28
Los Angeles, California

The Lost and Long-Gone Graveyards of Los Angeles

Join writer and field agent Hadley Meares as we tour the sites of Los Angeles' forgotten burial grounds.
The Gamble House.
Nov 3
Pasadena, California

Extraordinary Estates

Explore two eccentric homes on 'Millionaire's Row' in Pasadena: The Gamble House and Fenyes Mansion.
Beekeeper Marvin Jordana.
Nov 4
Los Angeles, California

Urban Beekeeping 101

Suit up and learn the basics of beekeeping with urban backyard beekeeper, Marvin Jordana, at Elysian Valley Community Garden.
The USS Iowa
Nov
9 - 10
Los Angeles, California

Bunk Up On the Battleship Iowa

Join us in Los Angeles for an exclusive overnight aboard the historic USS Iowa. Gathering on the permanently docked ship in the late afternoon, we'll experience an evening of exclusive tours, mess hall meals, and a good night's sleep aboard the celebrated vessel.

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