Group Visits | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet

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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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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Aug 19 - Jan 6

Challenge your perceptions about life on earth with the world’s best nature photography.

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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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Take a Tour

Let our Gallery Interpreters take your group on a private tour of one of our exhibits.

Dinosaur Tour:

Travel to the past in our Dino Hall. From the tiny fruitadens, the size of a chihuahua, to the towering T. rex, discover the biggest, the smallest and everything in between. Get a closer look at some of the new discoveries made by NHM’s Dinosaur Institute in the field of paleontology.

Group Sales Admission Rates

These discounted group rates are available to groups of 10 or more with a reservation booked at least 72 hours in advance of your visit.


$13.00 for Adults
$10.00 for Youths (ages 13-17), Seniors (62+) and College Students with ID
$6.00 for Children (ages 3-12)

 

Special exhibits, tours, and the Butterfly Pavilion and Spider Pavilion have an additional charge.

 

Group Visits

Something For Everyone

At the Natural History Museum, discover your world, past and present. Your group will encounter dinosaurs, experience nature, explore our dioramas, and marvel at one of the most impressive gem and mineral collections in the world. And that’s just the beginning.

We welcome groups of all shapes and sizes, and want to provide you with an experience your group will never forget. Whether you are planning a visit for a few hours or have all day, we’ll make it easy for you to customize your trip.

 

Special Offerings

Wildlife Photographer of the Year  Now – January 6, 2019

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition showcases the year’s finalists and category winners. The exhibition, now in its 53rd year, features stunning images from professionals and amateurs, adults and youths, from around the world. Be inspired by 99 acclaimed photographs that reveal the abundance, beauty, resilience, and vulnerability of nature.

 

Oceans 3D  Now Playing

Oceans 3D tells untold stories of the sea's most astonishing creatures, because new ocean science and technology has allowed us to go further into the unknown than we ever thought possible. Swim along leaping dolphins, sea otters, sharks, whales, and sea turtles. Dive around coral reef ecosystems, and journey to the depths of the ocean floor and find some of the most extreme and most exotic animals ever discovered. 25 minutes, in the new NHM 3D Theater.

 

Butterfly Pavilion  Spring 2019

Wander through a unique changing ecosystem and witness over 30 species of free-flying butterflies interacting with plant life all around you.

A timed-ticket is needed for our Special Offerings, and Pavilion times fill up fast. We recommend you make your reservation when you book your group.

 

Spider Pavilion  Fall 2019

Group tickets now on sale.  Marvel at hundreds of spiders spinning their intricate webs in our one-of-a-kind Spider Pavilion. Get up close to all things creepy crawly and witness free-ranging spiders spinning their spectacular webs for all to see.


Guided Tours

Group Tours

Create a day your group will never forget by adding on one of our group tours. Let our Gallery Interpreters take your group on a private tour of one of our exhibits:

Dinosaur                  

Travel to the past in our Dinosaur Hall. From the tiny fruitadens, the size of a chihuahua, to the towering T. rex, discover the biggest, the smallest and everything in between. Get a closer look at some of the new discoveries made by NHMLA’s Dinosaur Institute in the field of paleontology.

Nature                     

Explore our Nature Gardens, see the amazing plant life and the wildlife it attracts. Learn how our researchers are studying the incredible biodiversity that calls Los Angeles home in this new outdoor exhibit.

Tours can be added for a group of 10 or more people and one week advance notice is required for a group tour.

Museum Insider Tours

Small groups can go behind-the-scenes in a truly special Museum experience:

The Dinosaur Experience

Experience for yourself what it’s like to be a part of our Dino Institute.  Start with a private tour of the Dinosaur Hall lead by one of our Gallery Interpreters and get a closer look at some of the new discoveries made by NHMLA’s Dinosaur Institute in the field of paleontology.

Afterwards go off-exhibit with a member of our Dino Institute into our collections area to see fossils not on display to the public. Travel through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous time periods in our behind-the-scenes collections. Experience for yourself what it is like to work on dinosaur bones inside our actual Paleontology Lab.  Here you will be able to get hands-on with a real dinosaur bone and help extract it from the matrix that surrounds it. Recommended for any dinosaur lover or paleontological enthusiast.

Minimum of 3 people and maximum of 12 for The Dino Experience Tour.  This tour is offered weekdays, subject to availability. Reservations must be made with 2 weeks advance notice. Call 213-763-3218 for more information or to make your reservation. 

 

Pricing and FAQ

Visit our Group Pricing and FAQ page for pricing and how to plan your visit.

 

Scheduling Your Visit

To schedule a group visit e-mail us at groupsalesNH@nhm.org or contact the Group Sales Office at (213) 763-3218.  Your group is welcome to visit the Museum anytime during normal visitor hours, 9:30 am - 5 pm, seven days a week.

If you would like to schedule a visit to the Butterfly Pavilion, Spider Pavilion or add a tour to your group visit, please call us at (213) 763-3218, as availability for these areas is limited and/or seasonal.

 

Our Preferred Affiliate Ticketing Program is great for companies and organizations looking to either sell Museum tickets to their customers or looking for a way their employees can easily purchase special tickets and packages. We make it easy to purchase tickets online, print them on site or at home and have them e-mailed directly to your customers or employees for their visit.

This is an easy way for Tour Operators who offer FIT ticketing to include the Natural History Museum and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum into their Los Angeles travel offerings.

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Other Group Programs

School groups (grades pre-K through 12), visiting the Museum Monday through Friday, should read the School Visits page for more information and reservations, or can contact the School Visits Office at (213) 763-3529.

For more information about using the Museum space for corporate or after-hours events or filming, please contact our Special Events and Filming Department at (213) 763.3309.