Plan Your Visit


9:30 AM-5:00 PM
Closed the first Tuesday of every month.
Also closed on Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

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900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007


Advanced, online tickets are highly recommended to ensure entry into the Museum and for special ticketed experiences.


Admission Members Non-Members
FREE $18
FREE $14
FREE $14
More To See Members Non-Members
Dinosaur Encounters

Free Admission

We offer free general admission for:

  • NHMLAC members, every day
  • L.A. County residents, Monday-Friday from 3-5 PM with valid ID
  • Active or retired United States military with ID
  • California PreK–12 teachers with ID
  • California EBT card holders
  • USC students and faculty with ID
  • Children under 2

Free tickets are available onsite only at the Museum ticket windows. 

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.

Construction Updates

Our South Entrance, which faces Exposition Park, is temporarily closed as part of the next phase of construction on NHM Commons. Visitors and Members coming to NHM from other areas around Exposition Park should enter our East Gate Entrance, which is located across from the Rose Garden. ADA and stroller accessibility are available at this entrance. 

General admission, tickets for all NHM add-ons experiences and Memberships can all be purchased at this location and Members will still receive special access. For guests parking in the NHM Car Park off of Bill Robertson, our North Entrance and ticket booth still remain open.

The South entrance is expected to reopen on or before the opening of NHM Commons, which is currently scheduled for 2024. Learn more about the future NHM Commons here.

Safety Measures & Guidelines

The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County no longer requires masks worn at all times indoors and in our outdoor Butterfly Pavilion, regardless of vaccination status. In accordance with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, we still strongly recommend all visitors to continue wearing masks while indoors and ask that individual choices are respected.


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