Our museums remain closed due to COVID-19. While LA County Public Health has entered Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery, allowing for the reopening of museums on June 12, our museums are still slowly welcoming back staff and are in the process of planning for new health and safety protocols in our galleries and gardens. Therefore, we will not be reopening until later in the summer. Sign up here to be the first to know when we will safely re-open to the public and in the meantime, stay connected from home.

Shopping and Dining

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At the Museum

Find the perfect souvenir or gift at our NHM Store. From dinosaurs to nature, t-shirts to books to toys, there are so many awesome finds. For specialty items shop in our onsite Dinosaur Store, Gems Store, and Special Exhibition Shop.


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Where to Eat

NHM Grill

Enjoy a variety of made-to-order gourmet grilled sandwiches and burgers, fresh salads and wraps, made-from-scratch soups, pizza, kid-friendly favorites, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, and a large variety of snacks. See menu

Bringing Your Own Food?

If you’re bringing your own food, we invite you to picnic under the trees on the grass in front of the museum, or on the picnic benches overlooking the Rose Garden adjacent to the museum.

Help Us Preserve Our Collections

We appreciate your help in preserving our collections and the museum. Please finish your purchases in the NHM Grill or if you brought food from home, please enjoy it outside. Food and beverages are not allowed inside any of the museum halls and exhibits.