Best of the West

NHMLA's gem and mineral collection of about 150,000 specimens is the most significant in the country, west of the Smithsonian. See More

Recreating Nature Indoors

Ever wonder who made the dioramas in our mammal halls? Read all about the artists who created these wonderful scenes. Learn more >


Capture Your Moment in Time

Be it life-sized dinosaurs or hummingbirds in flight, we have nearly 100 years of experience making a moment last forever. The halls of NHM are unique among event spaces in Los Angeles, and whether your tastes lean toward the classical architecture of the Rotunda and Grand Foyer, or the dramatic tableaux of the Mammal Halls, you can let your imagination run wild. Classical or quirky, your special day promises to be one for the ages.

The spaces available for special events are the Grand Foyer, the African Mammal Hall, the North American Mammal Hall and the historic Rotunda. They can be used in any number of ways, depending on your guest count and whether you are looking for a reception site, a ceremony site, or both. For more information about hosting your wedding at the Museum, you can contact our Special Events Office at 213.763.3221 or e-mail us at