Butterfly Pavilion and Nature Garden tickets are available to groups up to 10 people. Currently, we are not accepting reservations of groups of 11 people or more in accordance with physical distancing guidelines. Sign up for our group information emails and be the first to know about reservation availability.
The Butterfly Pavilion and Nature Gardens are now open, and tickets are sold out for the season. We look forward to welcoming you back to our Spider Pavilion once tickets become available.
Thursday: 11:20 am–5 pm, Members Only: 9:40–11 am
Friday: 11:20 am–5 pm, Member Only: 9:40–11 am
Saturday: 11:20 am–5 pm, Member Only: 9:40–11 am
Sunday: 11:20 am–5 pm, Member Only: 9:40–11 am
Scheduling Your Group Visit
COVID-19 Group Information
In accordance with physical distancing guidelines we are not able to take reservations for groups of 11 or more people at this time. Sign up for our group sales emails below and we will keep you updated on information on when tickets become available and for information on how to plan your visit to our museums.
Private Group Tours
Currently we are not able to offer private group tours. Please check back for more information.
Nature Gardens Tour
Gem and Mineral Hall Tour
Museum Highlights Tour
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Museum Insider Tour: The Dinosaur Experience
We are unable to offer this tour at this time. Check back for more information.
Experience for yourself what it’s like to be a part of our Dinosaur Institute. Start with a private tour of the Dinosaur Hall led by one of our Gallery Interpreters, then get a closer at the new discoveries made by our paleontologists!
Afterwards, you’ll journey off-exhibit with a member of our Dino Institute into our behind-the-scenes collections area to see fossils not on display to the public. Travel through the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous time periods!s. You’ll see what it’s like to work on dinosaur bones inside our Paleontology Lab. You’ll even be able to get hands-on with a real dinosaur fossil and help extract it from the sediment that surrounds it. Recommended for any dinosaur lover or paleontological enthusiast.
Minimum of 3 people and maximum of 12 for the Dino Experience Tour. This tour is offered weekdays, subject to availability. Reservations must be made with 2 weeks advance notice. Call 213.763.3218 for more information or to make your reservation.