Get special access to the Museum's vast collections on these exclusive tours!
The historic Rotunda, with the centerpiece “Three Muses” statue, is one of the Museum’s most elegant and popular spaces. It’s also available again after renovation! Interested in creating an epic, or an epic event?
The NHM has amassed one of the world’s most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history — more than 35 million objects, some as old as 4.5 billion years. Its curatorial staff not only cares for those collections, but uses them for groundbreaking scientific and historic research. The Museum also curates new, immersive exhibitions that give visitors the opportunity to explore the “big picture” of our planet — specimens and objects, the stories behind them, and the increasing interrelatedness of the natural and cultural worlds.
900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90007. Open seven days a week from 9:30 am to 5 pm. $12 for adults, $9 for students and seniors, $9 for youths ages 13-17 and $5 for children ages 3-12. Admission is free for children 2 and under and Museum members. Admission is also free for everyone on the first Tuesday of every month except July and August. For further information, visit the Natural History Museum’s website at www.nhm.org or call (213) 763-DINO.
Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the world famous La Brea Tar Pits and Museum represents the only active urban paleontological excavation site in the United States. This unique Southern California attraction displays Ice Age fossils of animals from sticky asphalt deposits 10,000 to 40,000 years old, including saber-toothed cats, mammoths, dire wolves and mastodons. Also on display are the fossilized remains of microscopic plant remains, insects and reptiles. Daily, visitors can watch scientists and volunteers clean, repair, and identify fossil remains inside the glass-enclosed Fossil Lab. During the summer, visitors can watch the live excavation of fossils.
5801 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90036. Open seven days a week from 9:30 am to 5 pm. $12 for adults, $9 for college students, seniors and youths ages 13-17, and $5 for children ages 3-12. Admission is free for children 2 and under and Museum members. Admission is also free for everyone on the first Tuesday of every month except July and August. For more information, visit the La Brea Tar Pits Museum’s website at www.tarpits.org or call (323) 934-PAGE.
Silent film star William S. Hart purchased ranch property in Newhall, north of Los Angeles, in 1921. He built a 22-room mansion and filled it with Western art, Native American artifacts, and early Hollywood memorabilia. Hart bequeathed the entire estate to Los Angeles County for the enjoyment of the public at no charge. Tours and programs such as silent movie screenings take place frequently at the park and museum. Among the ranch’s permanent residents is an assortment of animals, including a small herd of bison, a gift from the Walt Disney Studios in 1962.
24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall, CA, 91321. Open Wednesday through Sunday for guided tours. Admission is free. For more information on events and hours of operation, visit the Hart Park and Museum's website at www.hartmuseum.org or call (661) 254-4584.