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NHM's gem and mineral collection of about 150,000 specimens is the most significant in the country, west of the Smithsonian. See More

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Edible Garden on KCET

The Edible Garden: Breaking Ground with Florence Nishida.
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Add to Your Field Trip Experience

Interested in adding more to your visit? Consider signing up for additional programming, including:

- Dinosaur Hall

- Butterfly Pavillion and Spider Pavilion

- Dinosaur Encounters, Ice Age Encounters, and Encounters, Jr.

- Fossil Detectives and more!

These require advance reservations, so request a visit now, they fill up fast!

First Fridays 2014: LA Stories...Walk on the Wild Side

L.A.’s hottest, smartest nighttime event is back! Come have a cocktail, explore the Museum after-hours, and get enlightened.

Tickets are on sale now.
Purchase yours today!

 

Bring a New Twist to Your Ball!

You can let your imagination run as wild as the animals that reside within our halls! You might decide to display your group’s silent auction against our Dueling Dinos or crown your school’s prom king and queen amidst the jungles of Africa. Either way your gala will be as unique as your organization!  The spaces within the Natural History Museum are some of the most remarkable event locations in Los Angeles whether you are looking for a chandelier-lit room of marble columns or a Mammal Hall in which to dance the night away.


Every non-profit rental includes:

  • 20% discount off the list price;
  • Rental of the event space from 6 pm-11 pm (later times available, see below for pricing);
  • All security, housekeeping, operations and event management staffing;
  • All taxes and service charges

 

The spaces available for special events are the Grand Foyer, the Rotunda, the African Mammal Hall and the North American Mammal Hall. They can be used in any number of ways, depending on your guest count and the elements of your party. To download a price sheet click here. For more information about hosting your event at the museum, you can visit our blog or contact our Special Events Office at (213)
763-3221 or e-mail us at specialevents@nhm.org.