Join us for this season of First Fridays where you can enjoy after-hours at the museum, live music, cocktails, discussions on the Forces of Nature, and more!
Take a guided tour lead by our Gallery Interpreters and Museum experts to experience the Museum through stories and exploration. It’s a new way to get an in-depth look into dinosaurs, nature and so much more.
NHM offers daily tours that are free with Museum admission. Check out our online calendar for tours offered the day of your visit. Daily offerings may include:
Gallery Exploration Tour
In NHM's award-winning tour, a Gallery Interpreter takes you on a journey featuring an intriguing new topic each day.
Gallery Highlights Tour
Explore fascinating highlights of the Museum, including the Dinosaur Hall.
Take a guided walk through the Nature Gardens to explore the amazing biodiversity of life that also calls L.A. home.
Saturday Strolls in the Nature Gardens
Join Carol Bornstein, Director of the NHMLA Nature Gardens, on monthly morning walks through the always-changing Nature Gardens. We’ll talk about which plants are tough, which are fussy, how much to water, and what kind of plants will attract butterflies, birds, and other wildlife to your home garden.
Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14
During your visit set up a private tour for your group. Dive deeper into some of our most popular exhibits at NHM. Currently offered group tours:
Travel through time with a tour of our Dinosaur Hall, and get a closer look at some of the new discoveries made by NHM’s Dinosaur Institute in the field of paleontology.
Calling all nature enthusiasts. This private tour takes you through our Nature Gardens and explores what researchers are finding out today about L.A. nature.
Learn more about our private tours, pricing and group offerings.
Get a truly unique, behind-the-scenes NHM experience.
The Dinosaur Experience
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a part of our Dino Institute? Now’s your chance. Get a guided tour of our Dinosaur Hall, and then go behind-the-scenes with a member of our Dino Institute into our private collections. Travel through the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous time periods, and experience for yourself what it is like to work on dinosaur bones inside our actual Paleontology Lab.
Learn more about how to make a special visit to NHM and add The Dinosaur Experience onto your visit.
Membership levels at the Patron Family level and higher receive exclusive tour opportunities that give you access to Museum scientists, curators, and our behind-the-scenes collections.
Explore behind-the-scenes and discover a different curatorial department each month. Meet our scientists, researchers, and collections managers, and go on a scavenger hunt throughout the Museum.
Free for Members at the Patron Family level and higher.
Members at the Explorer level and higher can host a private Scavenger’s Safari for up to 10 guests.
All-Stars of Science Tour
Choose from our many Research and Collections departments and embark on a behind-the-scenes tour for up to 10 guests. You will get to question and quiz one of the Museum’s scientists, researchers, or collections managers, and get an up-close look at pieces not on display for the general public.
Free for Members at the Naturalist level and higher.
Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Access as Fellows
Fellows, their children and grandchildren have unparalleled behind-the-scenes access to Museum scientists, researchers and the collections not on view to the public.
To learn more about the Fellows, email email@example.com or call 213.763.3253.
Learn more about Member behind-the-scenes tours.