Plan Your Visit | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Plan Your Visit

Get ready to have an adventure full of science, nature, and a whole lot more. Here's the information you need to plan your day.

 

Museum Hours

We are open 9:30 am - 5 pm every day of the year, with four exceptions. We are closed on:

  • New Year's Day (January 1)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday of November)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

 

 

Admission

Customize your visit to the Natural History Museum by adding on special experiences. Buy your tickets online and save.

 

 

 

GENERAL ADMISSION

IN MUSEUM

ONLINE

Members

FREE

FREE

Adults

$15

$13

Seniors

$12

$10

Students

$12

$10

Child

$7

$5

MORE TO SEE!

IN MUSEUM

ONLINE

Oceans 3D
FREE FOR MEMBERS

$6

$5

Incredible Predators 3D
FREE FOR MEMBERS

$6

$5

Admission


Experience the Museum your way and customize your visit by adding on these special exhibitions.
Buy your tickets online and save.



GENERAL ADMISSION

IN MUSEUM

ONLINE

Members

FREE

FREE

Adults

$15

$13

Seniors

$12

$10

Students

$12

$10

Child

$7

$5

Free days, free admission,
and free hours


MORE TO SEE!

IN MUSEUM

ONLINE

Oceans 3D
FREE FOR MEMBERS

$6

$5

Incredible Predators 3D
FREE FOR MEMBERS

$6

$5

Your visit allows us to serve our community with inspiring education programs, groundbreaking scientific research, and the exhibition, study, and care of our collections.

 

 

Museum Free Days, Admission, and Hours

SoCal Museums Annual Free-For-All Day
February 3, 2019
Enjoy free Museum admission to NHM. Reserve your ticket online and take advantage of fast entry. You will also be able to add tickets to our 3D movies at our online discount price. Space is limited. Get Tickets

 

First Tuesdays
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, because of high attendance on these days. Get Tickets

 

We offer free Museum admission daily to:

  • CA EBT cardholders with ID
  • CA teachers with ID
  • Active or retired military with ID
  • Children 2 and under

*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 through Friday from 3 - 5 pm. Bring a valid ID or utility bill the day of your visit.

 

 

 

Address and Phone Number

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: 213.763.DINO

Get directions to NHM >

 

 

Parking

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 construction, 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 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 Street. Click here for a map and further directions.

 

 

USC and Rams Football Games

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

 

 

Visiting with a Group

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

NHM provides free Museum visits to accredited Pre K-12th grade California School Groups. Learn More

 

 

Accessability

Wheelchair Access

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.

 

Service Animals

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. 

 

Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet

Now Playing

Explore a vast uncharted world of vibrant coral cities, enchanted underwater forests, and deep waters in the new NHM 3D Theater.

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Incredible Predators 3D

Now Playing

The hunt is on! Go on a journey and discover the stories of predators both big and small.

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Art of the Jewel

The Crevoshay Collection
Dec 7 - May 12

Discover how nature, art, and science come together in this dazzling, handcrafted jewelry collection. 

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