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Our New Car Park Is Open

Parking is available for $12 (cash or credit card) in the Museum’s Car Park on Exposition Blvd. and Bill Robertson Lane. If the Car Park is full, patrolled lots are also available directly across from the Museum on Bill Robertson Lane for $12 (cash only), as well as in lots throughout Exposition Park.

Parking rates and availability may vary during special events in Exposition Park. NHM has designated parking during USC games.


About Our Museums

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

  • protects over 35 million specimens, dating back 4.5 billion years.
  • is a resource for Southern California teachers.
  • is an authority on the "big picture" of the planet, the natural and the cultural world.
  • tracks the Earth's biodiversity, because knowing what is out there is the first step to conservation. 

The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

  • is the only consistently active urban Ice Age excavation site in the world.
  • houses one of the world's largest and most diverse collections of Late Pleistocene fossils.
  • now hosts Project 23, an excavation project that can inform new research on global warming, geological change, and biodiversity.

William S. Hart Museum

  • in Newhall is less than an hour's drive from most areas of Los Angeles. 
  • is the former 22-room home and ranch of William S. Hart, silent film cowboy star and director.
  • sits in park area that includes a small herd of bison, a gift from the Walt Disney Studios in 1962.

For more detailed information about the Natural History Family, click here.  

Or, explore the websites of the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and the William S. Hart Museum.