Dino Fest | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Dino Fest!

September 29 and 30, 2018

9:30 am – 5 pm


Dinosaurs once dominated the Earth, and this weekend they are taking over Los Angeles for the 3rd 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 you can cool off with dinosaurs who lived in polar environments, like Cryolophosaurus. And help us celebrate our Dinosaur Puppets' 10th birthday! It’s bound to be a bash!


Interested in applying for exhibit space at this year's Dino Fest?

Apply for Exhibitor Registration HERE

*Registration will remain open until August 17th or until available spots are filled. 


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.




Dino Fest brings in hundreds of dino enthusiasts of all ages to the Museum!

Meet Museum scientists and see rarely exhibited objects from the Museum's collection. 


Take part in hands on activities for the entire family. 


Enjoy a Dino Encounters Show, which is celebrating its 10th Birthday this year at Dino Fest! 

Meet exhibitors showcasing, selling and sharing dinosaur related merchandise and 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.

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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