In accordance with the L.A. City Municipal Code Ordinance mandate, beginning November 4, all eligible patrons are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours. Visitors 18+ must also show a valid photo ID. View our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for more information.  On October 23 the museum will be closing early at 2 pm.

Field Trips

Inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds with a field trip to the Natural History Museum!

We're excited to begin welcoming school groups back to the Natural History Museum! Explore our exhibit halls, get up-close-and-personal with specimens and artifacts, and experience our museums once again with your students on field trips! We are now accepting field trip booking requests for both museum sites from August 23 - December 17, 2021. Self-guided field trips to the Natural History Museum are free for California Pre-K - 12 public or private school groups. 

Please note: Due to current COVID-19 protocols and limited capacity, all onsite field trips are self-guided and add-ons (such as Butterfly Pavilion) are currently unavailable to school groups. To submit your field trip request, you must review all Field Trip Policies with your group prior to visitation (including compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols, such as mask wearing indoors for all visitors ages 3+ regardless of vaccination status) and provide a signed copy of your school's LA County Department of Public Health Reopening Appendix (or equivalent safety plan for schools outside of Los Angeles County).