Our Butterfly Pavilion and Nature Gardens are now open, and tickets are sold out for the season. The inside of the museum remains closed. Advanced timed-tickets are required for members and non-members. See NHMLAC's response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

We will be welcoming the community back to our Natural History Museum outdoor museum spaces after months of COVID-19 closure.

We are taking a careful, phased approach to reopening, with the safety of our staff, guests, and community our utmost priority.

As part of our commitment to your health and safety during your visit, the museum is implementing a number of measures, including:

  • Timed ticket entry
  • Limiting the number of guests to promote a physically distanced and safe environment
  • Providing physical distance markers in high traffic areas and one-way directional flow
  • Frequent and thorough cleaning of all public spaces including, restrooms, exhibition areas, handrails, and counters
  • Adding plexiglass barriers to all ticketing stations
  • Installing hand sanitizer stations throughout the museum.

All visitors are required to:

  • Stay home if not feeling well
  • Wear a face covering (except children under two years old). Masks with one-way valves are not permitted.
  • Practice 6’ physical distancing 
  • Wash hands often

As an added level of screening, we may be scanning temperatures upon arrival.

Planning Your Visit

Advance Tickets Required

For Members and General Public

Timed tickets

Available online

Pre-Paid Parking

FREE for members

Please respect our staff

We look forward to your visit. Please note, the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County will not tolerate inappropriate behavior, including, but not limited to, yelling, violence, intimidation, threats, harassment, aggression, swearing, damage, abuse, or sexual harassment. Individuals who are aggressive toward staff or other visitors will be expelled from NHM and escorted off the property.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you need assistance with your reservation or have additional questions, please contact our call center at (213) 763-3466 between 9 am–5 pm or email us at info@nhm.org.

 


COVID-19 Disclaimer and Waiver

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious. The state of medical knowledge is evolving, but the virus is believed to spread from person-to-person contact and/or by contact with contaminated surfaces and objects, and in the air. People reportedly can be infected and show no symptoms and therefore spread the disease. There is no known cure or vaccine for COVID-19. Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life-threatening illness and even death.

The safety measures and guidelines listed above are being implemented consistent with current guidance issued by federal, state, and local public health officials.  Although these precautions are being taken, the Natural History Museums cannot prevent any guest from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while visiting the Museum or utilizing its on-premises services. It is not possible to prevent the presence of the disease. Therefore, any guest who chooses to enter the Museum or utilize on-premises services may be exposing themselves to and/or increasing the  risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.  As part of the ticketing process, guests will be required to sign a Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19.