Natural History Museum is closed until further notice. View our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for more information.

Visitor Information

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Parking and Directions

Here’s the information you need to plan your day.

Spider Pavilion Hours:

Member Preview Days: Thursday–Saturday, October 22–24
General Public Opening Sunday, October 25

Monday - Thursday: Closed
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


Natural History Museum’s Car Park

$6 for non-Members, FREE for Members*

Parking must be pre-paid online for our NHM parking lot when you purchase your Spider Pavilion tickets.

All NHM visitors can now park in the NHM Car Park, located on Bill Robertson Lane, just south of Exposition Boulevard. We are offering special pricing during our outdoor reopening while the inside of the museum is closed.*

We recommend arriving at least 45 minutes in advance of your reserved time to allow time to park, redeem your tickets and then enjoy a stroll through our Nature Gardens on the way to the Spider Pavilion.

*Parking at NHM is typically $12 for all visitors, including Members. We will resume normal parking pricing when the museum reopens to the public.

Please note: Parking purchased for the NHM Car Park is not accepted at any other parking lots in Exposition Park. We have a limited number of ADA spots available for guests with visible ADA placards and also has a limited number of charging stations for electric vehicles.

Expo Park Parking Structure

Currently Closed


Go Metro

Take the Expo Line to visit. The closest stations to NHM are the Expo/USC and Expo/Vermont stations. 
Trains run daily from 5 am to 12:30 am.  

Visit Metro for more information.

USC and Rams football games: The Coliseum at Exposition Park hosts both USC and the L.A. Rams football games throughout the Fall and Winter season. We recommend planning extra travel time on game days as the area will be busy.


Smoke-free Environment

Smoking is prohibited on our premises (including outdoor areas). Thank you for helping us maintain a healthy environment for everyone to enjoy!