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

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Special Exhibit - Grandes Maestros

Plan your trip to include our Special Exhibit: Grandes Maestros: Great Masters of Iberamerican Folk Art, featuring over 1,200 different works that showcase the culture of 22 different countries.

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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.
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Go Metro and Save $1.25 on Adult Admission!

Show your valid Metro pass or Metro Rail ticket at the box office and get $1.25 off adult admission. There are two NHM-convenient stops on the Metro Expo Line: the Expo/Vermont station or Expo Park/USC station.

(Hints: The Expo/Vermont station brings you by our Dueling Dinos statue. The pretty, short walk from Expo Park/USC is adjacent to the Rose Garden and NHM's renovated 1913 Building.)

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.  


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

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.

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!

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!

Day Campers, Look No Further!

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