Blue Moon Diamond
Spider Pavilion!
Green Porno Live!
Just Add Water
Newt and Improved!
Look what we dug up in your backyard!
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New Exhibits Open!

L.A. is more wild than you think! Come celebrate the transformation of NHM into an indoor-outdoor Museum!
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Spider Pavilion Member Preview Days!

Member Preview Days for the Spider Pavilion are Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20, 2014.

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Natural History Family of Museums

We Have a Family of Three!

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (Exposition Park)

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits (Mid-Wilshire)
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William S. Hart Museum (Newhall)
Learn More Just Emerged from the Ice Age

Check out the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits’ new website,!  Videos, photography, interactive components, downloadable resources and more!


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900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 763-DINO

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9:30 am - 5:00 pm daily

Members FREE
Children 2 and under FREE
School Groups FREE
California Teachers* FREE
Children 3 - 12 $5.00
Youth 13 - 17 $9.00
College Students w/ ID $9.00
Seniors (62+) $9.00
Adults $12.00
*Grades PreK-12 with valid school ID or paystub

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Visit the Other Members of the NHM Family

Visit the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
Visit the William S. Hart Park and Museum

We are grateful to our Institutional Partners

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Jump Into the Spider Pavilion

Walk into the Museum's open-air pavilion, opening Sunday, September 21, and spot spiders spinning their spectacular webs. In an anteroom exhibit, we’re also showcasing jumping spiders like this one!
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Blue Moon Diamond Makes Debut!

This 12-carat stunner, one of the rarest gems worldwide, will take up temporary residence in the Museum's Gem Vault starting Saturday, September 13!
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More Just Add Water

The Museum's exhibition, Just Add Water, has been extended through January 19, 2015! The large-scale watercolor works inspired by the L.A. Aqueduct compliment a new series of water-themed discussions.
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ZomBee Watch

In partnership with San Francisco State University, ZomBee Watch is a project that will help scientists better understand the distribution of the Zombie Fly, a parasitic fly that turns honeybees into zombies. Find out how to become a ZomBee Hunter!
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Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern California

We want to find out where reptiles and amphibians live throughout Southern California. To do this, we need your help!
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Join the Evolution!

We're in the final phase of the biggest transformation in our history! By the time we're done, we'll have twice as much space for programs, and five new permanent exhbits. The NHM Next campaign is what makes it all possible.  
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What else is new at NHM?
Meet Your Planet Here 

NHM Receives $13 Million Gift for Otis Booth Pavilion

An unprecedented $13 million gift from The Otis Booth Foundation enabled the Museum to build a spectacular glass entrance pavilion for its new Nature Gardens. A magnificent, 63-foot fin whale specimen suspended inside in the Otis Booth Pavilion was unveiled at NHM's 100th anniversary festivities in June, 2013.
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The Museum Behind the Museum

KPCC went behind the scenes to film in our "whale warehouse." It's where we store and research huge mammal skeletons.
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