Our museums will be closed until further notice to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Our first priority is the well-being and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers. Stay up to date with NHMLAC's response to COVID-19.​​​ Nuestros museos estarán cerrados hasta nuevo aviso para minimizar la propagación del COVID-19. Ve la respuesta de NHMLAC ante el coronavirus (COVID-19).

Update on NHMLAC's Response to COVID-19

The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC) have announced that our Natural History Museum (NHM), La Brea Tar Pits Museum, and William S. Hart Museum will close to the public until further notice.

All scheduled events and programs through Friday, April 10 will be cancelled or postponed.

  • Our annual indoor-outdoor L.A. Nature Fest at NHM (scheduled for March 14 and 15) is postponed until a later date. 
  • The seasonal Butterfly Pavilion at NHM opening has also been postponed until a later date.
  • All planned onsite and community programs and events through April 10 have been cancelled, including First Fridays set for April 3, and our March 26 and April 10 Fright Nights.
  • All school program visits, as well as mobile museum visits, have been cancelled until further notice. 

Our employees at all three of our museums will be transitioning to multiple work arrangements, with some working on site and some working remotely. NHMLAC is committed to providing support for our employees during this period.

Please check back here for future updates. 

EXISTING TICKETS OR RESERVATIONS

If you have purchased General Admission, Butterfly Pavilion, 3D Film, or Ice Age Encounters tickets you can bring these on any date in the future and we will honor these at this time, or if you use your General Admission ticket we can refund your experience tickets once your arrive. If you wish to adjust ahead of time or cancel your visit, please contact our Call Center at info@nhm.org or info@tarpits.org and have your name and confirmation number ready.  

If you have purchased tickets to our April 3 First Fridays program we can transfer your tickets to a later event date, either now or at a later time, or we can issue a refund for your reservation. Contact our Call Center at info@nhm.org and have your name and confirmation number ready.  

If you have purchased tickets to our March 26 or April 10 Fright Nights programs we will be issuing a refund. Contact our Call Center at info@nhm.org and have your name and confirmation number ready. 

Research and Collections

The collections at NHM and La Brea Tar Pits are closed to visitors until further notice. Regular collections activity including outgoing and incoming loans is also suspended. In particular, please do not ship any collections material to us right now. This includes new loans from your collection and returns of loans from our collection. We cannot guarantee that there will be staff available to receive and process incoming material for the foreseeable future.

Our collections staff are working remotely and may still be able to answer questions about our holdings. You can also browse or search some of our collections online through our Digitized Collections page or through Calisphere, iDigBio, GBIF, VertNet, and other resources.

Please contact us at collections@nhm.org if you have any questions about our current status or policies. We appreciate your understanding.
 


Actualización sobre la Respuesta de NHMLAC ante el COVID-19
 
Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC) ha anunciado que nuestros Natural History Museum (NHM), La Brea Tar Pits Museum y William S. Hart Museum permanecerán cerrados al público hasta nuevo aviso. 
 
Todos los eventos y programas agendados hasta el viernes 10 de abril serán cancelados o pospuestos. 

  • Nuestro evento interior y exterior anual L.A. Nature Fest en NHM (programado para el 14 y 15 de marzo) se pospone hasta una fecha posterior. 
  • La temporada del Butterfly Pavilion en NHM también se ha pospuesto hasta una fecha posterior. 
  • Todos los programas comunitarios y eventos en el sitio planeados hasta el 10 de abril se han cancelado, incluyendo First Fridays programado para el 3 de abril y nuestros Fright Nights del 26 de marzo y 10 de abril. 
  • Todas las visitas de escuelas, así como las visitas móviles al museo, se han cancelado hasta nuevo aviso. 

 Nuestros empleados en nuestros tres museos realizarán la transición a múltiples acuerdos laborales, algunos trabajando en el sitio y otros trabajando de forma remota. NHMLAC se compromete a brindar apoyo a nuestros empleados durante este período.
 
Por favor, consulta nuevamente esta página más adelante para futuras actualizaciones.

BOLETOS O RESERVACIONES EXISTENTES 

Si compraste boletos de Admisión General, Butterfly Pavilion, 3D Film o Ice Age Encounters, puedes presentarlos cualquier día en el futuro y los aceptaremos en ese momento o si usas tu boleto de Admisión General, podemos reembolsarte tus boletos “experience” cuando llegues. Si deseas modificar con anticipación o cancelar tu visita, comunícate con nuestro Call Center por correo electrónico a info@nhm.org, info@tarpits.org, y ten tu nombre y número de confirmación listos.
 
Si compraste boletos para nuestro programa First Fridays del 3 de abril, podemos transferir tus boletos a una fecha posterior del evento, ya sea ahora o más adelante, o podemos rembolsarte tu reservación. Comunícate con nuestro Call Center por correo electrónico a info@nhm.org, y ten tu nombre y número de confirmación listos.
 
Si compraste boletos para nuestros programas Fright Nights del 26 de marzo o del 10 de abril, emitiremos un reembolso. Comunícate con nuestro Call Center por correo electrónico a info@nhm.org, y ten tu nombre y número de confirmación listos.