Join the evolution!
NHM Next Campaign
NHMLA has completed our greatest transformation in our 100-year history, thanks to the generosity of our many Members and donors. We invite you to join us as we continue our journey.
The Campaign has exceeded our goal!Learn more +
Thank you! We have closed the NHM Next Campaign, which launched a decade ago, and supported our transformation up until now. Not only did we meet our $135 million goal, which is incredible in and of itself, but we exceeded it by $16 million, with generous gifts in support of the Otis Booth Pavilion, the new community building on the south lawn and the new Butterfly Pavilion. There were many stakeholders involved: Trustees, Members, Donors and our County partners.
The numbers and lists of accomplishments speak for themselves. We hit a record 1.3 million visitors at all three museums in 2016, we are supported by 32,000 Members, and we have transformed 60% of NHMLA. We're not done, however, and we're not standing still. We've been in strategic planning to set priorities and lay out workplans for coming years, with a focus on engaging the L.A. community, activating our research and collections, and defining our leadership role in the urban nature field.
I am truly proud to be a part of this incredible institution, and very excited to guide it into its next phases of development.
Dr. Lori Bettison-Varga
President and Director