In accordance with the L.A. City Municipal Code Ordinance, all eligible patrons (currently 12+) are required to show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours. Visitors 18+ must also show a valid photo ID. 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.

Museum Hours:

Wednesday–Monday: 9:30 am–5 pm
Tuesday: Closed


Natural History Museum’s Car Park

$15 flat rate

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

$15 flat rate for cars before 5pm, rates start at $18 after 5pm 
Payment for this lot can be made at the automated pay stations 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 football games: The Coliseum at Exposition Park hosts USC 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!