Foundation Giving | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

The mission of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is to inspire wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds.

Become a Corporate Partner

For more information about Corporate Partner membership and sponsorship opportunities, call (213) 763-3315.

Voices from the Community

"What's different about this relationship [with the Roundtable] is that this is really being created by the partners, by the partners working together.  What ends up happening in the classroom is the product of everyone bringing their expertise to the table."

Jo Ann Isken, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Lennox School District

Join the NHM Next Campaign

The NHM Next campaign is transforming the Museum into one of the coolest destinations in Southern California. Want to get involved in our final phase?  
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Curator’s Cupboards

These special weekend events are your chance to meet members of our curatorial team, ask your own questions, and get a first-hand, up-close look at many amazing curiosities of our collections.
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Support for Natural History and the Community

Program Support

The Natural History Museum serves educators and learners of all ages, from children just beginning to engage in science to senior volunteers continuing a lifelong passion for knowledge.  In this three-dimensional environment filled with the planet’s treasures, we introduce and implement the scientific process in vibrant, firsthand ways. Our integrated curricula for multiple grade levels meet state standards and offers teachers extended resources to encourage investigative, observational, and critical thinking in their students. Family programs provide important opportunities for parents to learn alongside their children. To learn more about how your organization can contribute to our public and educational programs please call our Corporate and Foundation Giving office at 213.763.3315.

NHMLA Educational and Public Programs include:

School Visits

Dinosaur and Ice Age Encounters

Community Science

Live Animal Presentations

Critter Club

Junior Scientist

Curator's Cupboard

Sustainable Sundays

and many more!


Exhibition Support

The NHMLA Next Campaign has transformed our Museum, creating five new permanent halls.  We are currently offering program support for these exhibitions as well as permanent naming opportunities. One-time gifts at a variety of giving levels will permanently name specimens, components, and exhibit galleries for your organization, creating a historic and lasting legacy. 

Naming opportunities are available in the following exhibits:

Age of Mammals  This exhibit tells the story of the past 65 million years of mammal history and evolution, showcasing some of the world's most amazing specimens.

The Haaga Family Rotunda A landmark structure that has been returned to its original majesty after the careful restoration of our historic 1913 Building.

The Dinosaur Hall  A spectacular dinosaur exhibit (the largest West of the Mississippi) featuring 20 reconstructed skeletons and over 300 fossils throughout two natural light filled galleries.  Thomas the T. rex takes center stage as the star of the T. rex growth series, the only display of its kind anywhere in the world!

Becoming Los Angeles This groundbreaking exhibition chronicles how Angelenos have influenced and been influenced by the local environment while telling the story of how a remote pueblo transformed into the L.A. we know today. 

Nature Gardens and the Nature Lab After reclaiming 3.5 acres of green space on land that was a former parking lot, the Museum has created a dynamic indoor/outdoor learning laboratory. These two connected spaces allows visitors and school children to actively explore nature and take part in the nation's largest study of urban biodiversity.

For more information and a list of all available naming opportunities please contact the Sponsorship and Corporate Giving team at


Foundation Support

For information on how your Foundation can help the Museum, please contact our Corporate and Foundation Giving Office at (213) 763-3315.