Kids' Birthday Parties | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

The Natural History Museum welcomes weddings and other personal celebrations in addition to corporate affairs and fellow non-profit organizations.

Nate's 5th Birthday Party!

"Everyone had the best time, especially Nate. I think he will remember this party for the rest of his life. It was a very special party!" -Kellie H.

Celebrate Your Birthday at the Museum!

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Interested in creating an epic event? The historic Rotunda, with the centerpiece “Three Muses” statue, is one of the Museum’s most elegant and popular spaces.
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Celebrate Your Birthday at the Museum!

Whether your child dreams of someday becoming a world-renowned paleontologist, has a love affair with butterflies, or is intrigued by gems, celebrating your birthday at the Museum is an experience of a lifetime!  

From planning to execution, let our birthday party team bring your child’s dream party to reality for an experience that ROARS above all others.

What do I get when I book a birthday party?

  • 1.5-hour fully-hosted and programmed party that includes:
  •  Private ready-to-go event space
  •  Expert staff to run the party for you, including all set up and clean up
  •  Facilitated activities related to birthday theme
  •  Sample birthday themes currently Include:
  •  Dinosaurs - Butterflies and Bugs - Rocks and Gems
  • Food and beverage coordination*
  • General admission to Museum for the day
  • Paper goods
  • Jumbo-sized birthday poster

*Food and beverages must be ordered through our party planning specialists, with our preferred vendors, and is not inclusive of cake. Please note: With the exception of a cake, outside food and beverages are not permitted and refrigeration is not available. 


When/Where can I book a birthday party?

Birthday parties are typically hosted on weekends at 10 am, 12:30 pm, and 3 pm at both Natural History Museum and the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. For exceptions, or to celebrate an Ice Age theme birthday at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, please call 213.763.3536 or e-mail us at

We recommend scheduling your event at least two months in advance as availability is limited.

Click here to book your party online today!


  • $660 for up to 40 guests, including the birthday child
  • $760 for up to 60 guests, including the birthday child
  • $850 for up to 80 guests, including the birthday child
  • Additional adult/child: $15 per person to celebrate more than one birthday child, an additional fee of $75/child will apply.

Members receive special pricing & you must be a Member at the time of booking to receive the Member discount. Receive 12 months of free admission and exclusive access to exhibitions, curators and Museum programming. Join Today!

Enhance Your Experience

Maximize your fun and add a truly memorable experience with our Dinosaur Encounters show. 10 am* and 12:30 pm birthday time slots can add reserved floor seating to these unique and educational performances for a small additional fee.


Birthday Upgrades Cost Minimum Age Suggestions
Dinosaur Encounters Reserved Seating $100 (for up to 40 guests)
$145 (for up to 60 guests)
$180 (for up to 80 guests)
May be a little scary for children under 5 years old

*Please note: Booking this enhancement for a 10 am party shortens the allocated time schedule to make an 11:30 am show.

Have additional questions about our birthdays? E-mail us directly at