Kids' Birthday Parties | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

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Celebrate Your Birthday at the Museum!

Whether you or your child dreams of someday becoming a world-renowned paleontologist or has a love affair with butterflies, 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 weekdays at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, please call 213.763.3536.

Click here to book your party online today!

Birthday parties must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Booking two months ahead is highly recommended!

Pricing (up to 40 guests):

  • $660 for General Public
  • $600 for Members
  • 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

What do I bring?

  • Food and beverage for guests
  • Birthday cake

What happens during a party?

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

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

$5 (13 and up)

$3 (12 and under)

Dinosaur Encounters Reserved Seating $100 (for up to 40 guests)
$135 (for up to 60 guests)
May be a little scary for children under 5 years old
Meet and Greet with Dinosaur Encounters Performers! $200 (reserved seating included) At least 6 years old

Click here to book your party online today!