The Natural History Museum is now open. 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.

Butterfly Pavilion Hours

Monday - Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 11:20 am - 5 pm, Member 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

Museum Hours starting April 1:

Monday–Wednesday: Closed
Thursday - Sunday: 9:30 am–5 pm


Natural History Museum’s Car Park

$12 flat rate

Parking can be pre-paid online for our NHM parking lot when you purchase your museum tickets.

All NHM visitors can now park in the NHM Car Park, located on Bill Robertson Lane, just south of Exposition Boulevard. 

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. The museum now has 40 new  charging stations for electric vehicles. 

Additional parking is also available in the Blue Structure parking lot 
$12 flat rate with entry before 5pm, $15 flat rate after 5pm
Payment for this lot can be made with exact cash, Mastercard, or Visa

The entrance to the Blue Structure is on Figueroa Boulevard at 39th Street. From there, it is just a short walk to NHM. 


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!