Directions, Parking, Transportation | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

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Show your valid Metro tap card and get $2 off adult admission. Take the Metro Expo Line right to our door: Expo/Vermont station or Expo Park/USC station.

 

Directions, Parking, Transportation

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. Scroll down for our parking map and further information.

 

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 763-DINO

Hours: 9:30 am - 5 pm daily
Closed: January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day


Directions

The Natural History Museum is located in Exposition Park, at 900 Exposition Boulevard between Vermont Avenue and Figueroa Street.

From the 110 (Harbor) Freeway, take the Exposition Boulevard exit and head west toward Vermont Avenue. Turn left (south) on Bill Robertson Lane (formerly Menlo Avenue). The Museum's Car Park will be on your left hand side.

 

Area Map

 

 

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 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, see map above.

Public Transportation

The Expo Line runs daily from 5 am to 12:30 am. There are stops on both sides of NHMLA: Expo Park/USC and Expo/Vermont. Visit the Metro website for more information. Show your TAP Card at the door and receive $2 off your Museum Admission.   

Metro Rail Access:  Westbound: Take the Metro Red Line to the 7th / Metro Station. Take the Expo Line towards Santa Monica and exit at either the Expo Park/USC or Expo/Vermont station. Eastbound: Take the Metro Expo Line towards Los Angeles/ 7th and Metro and exit at either Expo/Vermont or Expo Park/USC station.  

Metro Bus Access:  Several Metro bus lines have stops within easy walking distance of the Museum.  These include:

  • the 81 (Eagle Rock to Exposition Park via Figueroa), which stops at Exposition and Figueroa
  • the 102 (Baldwin Village to South Gate via Coliseum), which stops at Exposition and Vermont or Exposition and Figueroa
  • the 200 (Echo Park to Exposition Park via Alvarado and Hoover), which stops at Exposition and Figueroa
  • the 204 (Athens to Hollywood via Vermont), which stops at Exposition and Vermont
  • the 550 (Exposition Park to San Pedro via Harbor Transitway), which stops at Exposition and Vermont or Exposition and Figueroa
  • the 754 Rapid (Athens to Hollywood via Vermont), which stops at Exposition and Vermont

Visit the Metro website for more information and schedules.

Metro

 

Dash Bus Access:  Two Dash bus lines have stops directly across the street from the Museum:  the Dash F and the Dash Southeast.  Visit the Dash website for more information and schedules.