Kids' Birthday Parties | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

The Natural History Museum welcomes weddings and other personal celebrations in addition to corporate affairs and fellow non-profit organizations.

Nate's 5th Birthday Party!

"Everyone had the best time, especially Nate. I think he will remember this party for the rest of his life. It was a very special party!" -Kellie H.

Celebrate Your Birthday at the Museum!

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Celebrate Your Birthday at the Museum!

Whether you or your child dreams of someday becoming a world-renowned paleontologist, has a love affair with butterflies, or is intrigued by gems celebrating your birthday at the Museum is an experience of a lifetime!  

Parties are at 10 am, 12:30 pm, and 3 pm. To celebrate a birthday on weekends at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, please call 213.763.3536 or email us at

Click here to book your party online today!

Birthday parties must be booked at least two months in advance.

Pricing for Members:

  • $600 for up to 40 guests
  • $700 for up to 60 guests
  • $800 for up to 80 guests
  • Additional Adult/Child: $15 per person

Pricing for Non-Members:

  • $660 for up to 40 guests
  • $760 for up to 60 guests
  • $850 for up to 80 guests
  • Additional Adult/Child: $15 per person


What Birthday themes can I choose?

  • Dinosaurs (most popular)
  • Butterflies and Bugs
  • Rocks and Gems
  • Ice Age (at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum)

What do I get when I book a birthday party?

  • Party Host to help facilitate the celebration
  • General admission to Museum for the day
  • Age-appropriate craft and activities
  • Plates, cups, napkins, and table covers
  • Jumbo-sized birthday card
  • Tables, chairs, and use of a private party area
  • Food and beverages must be ordered through our Birthday Party Program*

*Food and Beverage at your special celebration can be arranged with our party planning specialists, who have many great options for you. Please note that outside food and beverages are not permitted and refrigeration is not available.

What do I bring?

  • Birthday cake

What happens during a party?

  • 1½ hours in a party area with Party Host
  • In-theme activities and crafts led by Party Host
  • Followed by food and beverages
  • Birthday song and cake!

Can I celebrate for more than one birthday child?

  • Yes! For an additional fee of $75, we can celebrate for two birthday kids!

Are there any options for customizing my party?

Yes! You can choose from the following Birthday Upgrades!

Birthday Upgrades Cost Minimum Age Suggestions
Admission to Butterfly Pavilion or Spider Pavilion (seasonal)


Dinosaur Encounters Reserved Seating $100 (for up to 40 guests)
$145 (for up to 60 guests)
$180 (for up to 80 guests)
May be a little scary for children under 5 years old
Meet and Greet with Dinosaur Encounters Performers! $120 (for up to 20 children and no more than 5 chaperones)
$180 (for up to 30 children and no more than 8 chaperones)
At least 6 years old

Click here to book your party online today!

Have additional questions about our Birthdays? You can email us at