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Your membership contributes directly to the NHM Next Campaign — which means you’ll be supporting our scientific research, the preservation of our extraordinary collections, and the exhibitions in which that scientific expertise and our 35 million objects and specimens converge!
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Behind the Scenes of the
New Dinosaur Hall

Discovering dinosaurs isn't the only tricky part of creating a new Dinosaur Hall! There's also the articulation process which takes years, and a team of sculptors, paleontologists, fabricators, and ironsmiths...among others! Go behind-the-scenes of the process. 
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A Word from Donor Shefali Parikh

Shefali's parents introduced her to the Museum, and the passion was contagious. Now, her own daughter keeps a book of renderings from the new dinosaur exhibit by her bed!  
Watch Shefali's interview > 


Recognition Opportunities

We are more than halfway to achieving our fundraising goals, and the Museum’s transformation is well underway. Now, we need your help to get the job done in time for our centennial in 2013.

Gifts at every level are vital to our success. A broad range of sponsorship and naming opportunities are available to donors at the $25,000 level and over, including those making multi-year pledges. Give the biggest gift you’ve ever given. Help reinvent NHM as a truly 21st century museum.

Give now!

Or contact: Tom Jacobson, Senior Vice President of Advancement at or (213) 763-3306. To give by credit card, please use our online donation form, or simply send your donation to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007

Every gift counts.

Recognition Opportunity Level Philanthropist
1913 Building more > $25,000,000  
Haaga Family Rotunda   Haaga Family
East Terrace more > $1,000,000  
First Floor Gallery more > $1,000,000  
Mezzanine Gallery   Dr. Madison F. Richardson
Rotunda Case   Suzonne and Robert Bass
Rotunda Case   James and Judeth Davis
Rotunda Case (6) more > $50,000  
Muses   The Pisano Family
Eagle   Neal and Molly Brockmeyer
Stained Glass Oculus more > $250,000  
Hall more > $5,000,000  
Gallery   Meeker Jensen Family
Mezzanine more > $1,000,000  
Exhibition Component/
Section more >
Specimens/Fossils more > $75,000–$500,000  
Hall more > $10,000,000  
South Gallery more > $3,000,000  
East Gallery Mezzanine more > $1,000,000  
Exhibition Component/
Section more >
Specimens/Fossils more > $25,000–$1,000,000  
North Campus more > $20,000,000  
Pedestrian Bridge more > $2,500,000  
Entrance Plaza more > $1,000,000  
Urban Edge more > $1,000,000  
Hedge Barriers (20) more > $100,000  
Living Wall more > $500,000  
Dueling Dinos   Tamkin Family
Bioswale more > $150,000  
Pollinator Garden more > $1,000,000  
Pond more > $500,000  
Urban Wilderness more > $1,000,000  
Nest-Cam (2) more > $50,000  
Creek more > $250,000  
Bird Blind more > $250,000  
Get Dirty Zone more > $300,000  
Pill Bugs more > $75,000  
Weather Station more > $150,000  
Bird Bath more > $100,000  
Home Garden more > $750,000  
Edible Wall Garden more > $300,000  
Bird Feeders more > $25,000  
Beneficial Bug Hunt more > $50,000  
Hand Pump Water Feature more > $25,000  
Raised Bed (10) more > $25,000  
Seating more > $10,000  
Trees more > $25,000  
Nature Lab more > $5,000,000  
Under the Sun more >    
Kevin Sharer Hall   Kevin Sharer
Northeast Gallery more > $2,000,000  
Northwest Gallery   William Randolph Hearst Foundation
South Gallery more > $2,500,000  
West Gallery   Reserved