First Fridays | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

First Fridays

Explore the Museum after hours! Rock out to bands in our Nature Gardens, and dance to our DJs in the lounge. Geek out about science and history and L.A. culture, sip cocktails, take a behind-the-scenes tour, and check out one of the food trucks. Grab some friends and start your weekend at First Fridays.

L.A. Invents: A Becoming Los Angeles Series

This season we look at what makes L.A. the capital of the 21st century.
Weaving together nature, culture, and creativity, we scope out Los Angeles through amazing lectures and tours. Look all around: the architecture of the homes we live in is striking, and so is the pleasure and the mess of the cars we drive to and from them, and the innovations that are prying us out of the driver’s seat. Look down: fleet feet have made this a sports paradise, home to three Olympic games and birthplace of the Zamboni. And look underground – that smelly, tarry stuff that waterproofed Native Americans’ baskets soon meant “black gold” to Angelenos, who stuck oil wells next to orange trees in their backyards. Join us for the genius of L.A.!

Vintage Cars

A stunning display of vintage cars will be on show at the upcoming June First Fridays event. View rarely-seen cars from the Museum’s collection and then stroll outside for a look at privately-owned classic vehicles on the top level of its car park. Whether you’re a fan of antique autos or luxury rides, join us in honoring the genius of L.A. by exploring some of the machines that have shaped this city.


Get all of First season for free. Start your weekends right with access to awesome bands, DJs, discussions, and more through the season. Plus get unlimited access to special exhibits, events, and the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Don’t keep all the fun to yourself. With the Individual Plus membership, bring a different friend with you on each visit.


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Event Production: Natural History Museum staff
Performance Booking: Spaceland Presents
Sound Production: Steve Shoemaker Sound