Join us for this season of First Fridays where we take a look at the marvels of L.A., live music, tours, cocktails, and more!
Module - First Fridays - 2018
Now – Sept 3, 2018
Step into our butterfly wonderland to witness over 30 species flying all around you.
Module - Butterfly Pavilion 2018
Now- Aug 19
Journey through the vignettes of this 80-foot panoramic mural, highlighting moments of cultural contact, struggle, innovation, and the changing landscape of the city over time.
Module - Sin Censura
Now on view
Discover the story of P-22, L.A.'s famous mountain lion that roams the hills of Griffith Park.
Module - P-22
Explore Exhibits: Encounter dinosaurs, experience nature, explore our dioramas, marvel at one of the most impressive gem and mineral collections in the world, and discover how Los Angeles came to be. And that’s just the beginning.
Butterfly Pavilion and Spider Pavilion: Seasonally, you can wander through the changing ecosystem with over 30 species of fluttering butterflies all around you, or witness arachnids up close and personal.
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Your visit allows us to serve our community with inspiring education programs, groundbreaking scientific research, and the exhibition, study, and care of our collections.
*Buy your tickets online for Tattoo and save $2 off adults, senior and students and $1 off child tickets.
**L.A. County residents receive the same discount at the door Monday - Friday with a valid ID
We are open 9:30 am - 5 pm every day of the year, with four exceptions. We are closed on:
Receive free Museum admission the first Tuesdays of every month (except July and August) and free Museum admission every Tuesday in September. We recommend reserving tickets in advance to guarantee Museum entry and to skip the line, as we experience high attendance on these days. Get Tickets
We offer free Museum admission daily to:
*Free Museum admission does not include specialty ticketed items.
Free hours for L.A. County residents
L.A. County residents receive free Museum Admission Monday – Friday from 3 - 5 pm. Bring a valid ID or utility bill the day of your visit.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 763-DINO
Due to construction in Expo Park, please allow extra time to get to the Museum. Expo Park's lots 2 and 3 are closed throughout this construction. There are limited spaces available in the NHMLA Car Park and also in the Expo Park Parking Structure. Click here for a map and further directions.
Parking is available for $12 in the Natural History Museum’s Car Park on Exposition Blvd. and Bill Robertson Lane. There is limited parking available, including a limited amount of ADA spots available for Guests with visible ADA placards. Due to constructions Exposition Park Lot 2 and Lot 3 are closed.
If the Car Park is full, additional parking is available at the Expo Park Parking Structure also for $12 (Cash Only). From this lot just follow the signage and the directions of our friendly Guest Relations staff members for your short walk to the Museum. Entrances for the Expo Park Parking Structure are off of Martin Luther King Blvd. or Figueroa Blvd and 39th, more information.
The Coliseum hosts both USC and the L.A. Rams football games throughout the Fall and Winter season. We recommend planning extra travel time on game days as Expo Park will be busy. For more information on driving, parking, and taking Metro to the Museum on game days, click here.
Discounted group rates are available to groups of ten or more with a reservation booked at least 72 hours in advance of your visit. Learn More
NHMLA provides free Museum visits to accredited PreK-12th grade California School Groups. Learn More
All exhibits are accessible for wheelchairs and strollers, with the exception of strollers inside the Butterfly and Spider Pavilion. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be checked out at the South Entrance by leaving a driver's license or other form of valid identification.
In order to provide a secure and healthy environment for our guests, as well as to protect our collections, we can only allow service animals in our Museum. A service animal is one that is trained to work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.
Take the Expo Line right to our door. Trains run daily from 5 am to 12:30 am. Show your ticket and receive our Metro discount of $2 off adult admission. Visit the Metro website for more information.
We are grateful to our Institutional Partners