Dino Fest | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Dino Fest!

September 23 and 24, 2017

9:30 am – 5 pm


Dinosaurs once dominated the Earth, and this Fall they are taking over Los Angeles for the 2nd annual Dino Fest at NHMLA!


Join us for a two-day festival celebrating dinosaurs, their prehistoric past, and the science that brings their world back to life. Meet world-renowned paleontologists from the Museum's Dinosaur Institute and beyond as they discuss historic and ongoing fossil discoveries from around the world. Visit exhibitors, catch a glimpse of rare specimens from the Museum’s collections, dig into hands-on activities, explore our world renowned Dino Hall with the world’s only Tyrannosaurus rex growth series, and so much more!


This year we’ll highlight the soon-to-be official dinosaur of California, Augustynolophus morrisi. Purchase your tickets online and receive a limited edition dinosaur pin when you arrive. While supplies last.


MEMBERSHIP: See it for free, become a Member today!

CURRENT MEMBERS: No need to make reservations, Member tickets are available the day of your visit at the Museum.

GROUP VISITS: Bring your group to experience Dino Fest. Discounted group rates are available for groups of 10 or more people.



Festival Highlights Will Include:


Meet world-renowned paleontologists from the Museum and beyond.


Shop for dino-inspired gear. 


Dig into hands-on activities, interactive experiences, and dig pits. 


Catch a glimpse of rare specimens from the Museum's collections and much more! 

Dino Fest and other programming (excluding Spider Pavilion) are included with regular Museum admission. For additional information, call 213.763.3499 or e-mail info@nhm.org.

Want to be an exhibitor at Dino Fest? We are now accepting applications. Please follow the link HERE.


Spider Pavilion

Sept 17 – Nov 26

Discover amazing arachnids in a one-of-a-kind experience.

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The Story of P-22

Now on view

Discover the story of P-22, L.A.'s famous mountain lion that roams the hills of Griffith Park.

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