First Fridays | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Soak in the science at our 6:30 pm discussion. Pictured here: Dr. Brad Shaffer from the UCLA La Kretz Center with moderator Dr. Michael Quick
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First Fridays Discussion Podcasts

Miss a First Fridays discussion? It's never too late to soak up the science!

Check out past discussions on iTunes HERE.

First Fridays: Get Hip to Science

Thanks for making the 2015 First Fridays season a success! We hope to see you back next year for the nerdiest, coolest event in L.A.

Miss an event? Catch up on the 2015 season HERE!

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Summer Nights in the Garden

Come get outdoorsy and spend your summer nights at NHM!

Check out highlights from the 2015 season here!


Previous Season

Save the dates for the 2016 season:

  • February 5, 2016
  • March 4, 2016
  • April 1, 2016
  • May 6, 2016
  • June 3, 2016 (outdoors)


Nonmembers: $18 (February through May), $20 (June)
Members: FREE (limited tickets available)

No longer is there a separate ticket for concert admission. The ONLY ticket option, General Admission, will provide access to all that First Fridays has to offer. Access to the Museum after-hours, the guided tour, the scientist-led discussion, the DJ lounge, and the Concert Hall will all be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please be aware that event capacity is limited and likely to sell out. Purchase your tickets online before the day of the event as only a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Member tickets are non-transferable and Members must show photo ID to claim their tickets. To guarantee admission, Members must arrive prior to 7:00pm on the night of the concert to redeem their tickets.

Have more ticketing questions? Please visit our Ticketing FAQ Page.

Catch up on what you missed with podcasts of last season's lecture series. For more information on lecturers, musicians, and everything else that went on during First Fridays 2014 check out the links to the left.

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Event Production: Natural History Museum staff
Performance Booking: Spaceland Presents
Sound Production: Steve Shoemaker Sound