Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterFollow us on FlickrFollow us on YouTubeFollow us on PinterestFollow us on Instagram

Become a Member, Skip the Lines!

Become a member today to skip the lines and receive free admission and special exhibit tickets all year long!

Learn More

Join Now


First Fridays


Join us for First Fridays this season at the intersection of science and fiction.

Save the dates for the 2016 season:
February 5, 2016
March 4, 2016
April 1, 2016
May 6, 2016
June 3, 2016 (outdoors)

Learn More

Citizen Science and Cocktails

When researchers and the public work together, it's always a reason to celebrate. Join us at Citizen Science and Cocktails events to hear from researchers about their citizen science projects.
Learn More >

Go Metro and Save

Show your valid Metro tap card and get $1.25 off adult admission. Take the Metro Expo Line right to our door: Expo/Vermont station or Expo Park/USC station.

Connect A Million Minds

Time Warner Cable provides generous support for NHM's School Programs.  Help Time Warner Cable connect young minds to science, technology, engineering and math learning by taking the "Connect A Million Minds" pledge today.  


Daily Fun

Dinosaur Encounters

Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm*
Located in Level 2 North American Mammal Hall

*All times are subject to change. Please check the Museum calendar or upon arrival, the admissions desk.

Ice Age Encounters Have Moved to the La Brea Tar Pits Museum!

See Ice Age Encounters at the La Brea Tar Pits Museum.

Gallery Exploration Tour

1 pm
Meet at Dueling Dinos, Level 1

Gallery Highlights Tour

2 pm
Meet at Dueling Dinos, Level 1

Meet a Live Animal

Monday - Sunday: 3 pm
Check map insert for location!

Nature Walk

4 pm
Meet at Otis Booth Pavilion, Level G

Families and Kids

Come Learn as a Family With Us!

On the weekends, we have Critter Clubs for 3- to 5-year-olds, and Junior Scientists for 6- to 9-year-olds. In Curator's Cupboard events, our staff brings out special items not usually on display.

Butterflies and Spiders

Outside the Museum's South Entrance, you'll find enclosed habitats filled with life.

From April to September, the Butterfly Pavilion is fluttering with over 40 species of live butterflies.

From late September to November, the Spider Pavilion houses web-weavers, hard at work. Come check out their intricate webs!  

See Creatures Come to Life

If you want to see creatures come alive, check out our Dinosaur Encounters and Encounters Jr. programs.

Grown Up

A Drink with a Dinosaur

Roam the Museum after hours, and see cutting-edge music and discussion in First Fridays.

Getting Earthy

At Second Nature events, we feature workshops, activities (indoors, and out in the garden), and film screenings. They're conservation-minded, but not preachy or boring, we promise!

Science Seekers

Forget About the Hard Way, Learn the Hilarious Way

You'll be surprised how much you can learn at our lectures while you have fun! 

Get Behind the Scenes

For our members, there are special Behind-the-Scenes Tours and Scavenger's Safaris. And every year around Halloween, the Museum opens up for Haunted Museum!

The Adventurous Type

Day Campers, Look No Further!

Our Adventures in Nature day camps are offered during the summer, for children in kindergarten through grade 8.