Over the past decade, First Fridays has introduced adult audiences to a new kind of museum experience.
Explore past First Fridays and see which of your favorite scientists and musicians were here at NHM!
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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Beginning with the 2015 season, we will have only ONE General Admission ticket at First Fridays. The General Admission ticket will provide guests access to all that First Fridays has to offer. No longer will there be a separate ticket for concert admission. Due to limited capacity on the tours, the discussion hall, and concert hall, all guests can enjoy the activities, on a first-come, first-served basis.
General Admission tickets include access to the Museum after-hours, the guided tour, the scientist-led discussion, the First Fridays lounge (complete with spinning from L.A.'s hottest DJs), and the Concert Hall. Due to limited capacity on the tours, the discussion hall, and concert hall, these are all on a first-come, first-served basis. Depending on capacity of the concert hall, there will be a constant flow of guests in and out of the hall.
Purchasing your ticket in advance will guarantee your admission to First Fridays. Now that concert access is included with each admission ticket, the event will sell out once we hit capacity.
For members a limited number of tickets are available for free when they RSVP in advance. Nonmembers tickets are $18 (February through May) and $20 (June). See breakdown of the 2015 Season ticket dates below. Ticket sales start at 10:00am on indicated dates.
February: Monday, December 29, 2014
March: Monday, February 2, 2015
April: Monday, March 2, 2015
May: Monday, April 6, 2015
June: Monday, April 27, 2015
No. Grandes Maestros will be closed during First Fridays.
If the event is listed as SOLD OUT, there are no more tickets available to purchase. We no longer reserve tickets to sell at the door. Member tickets not redeemed before 7:00pm will become available for purchase the night of the event, although this is not guaranteed.
In addition to various membership benefits, NHM members receive FREE tickets to First Friday when they RSVP in advance. Capacity is limited and tickets not reserved in advance are distributed on a first-come first-served basis. Tickets are non-transferable and members must show a 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 .
Yes. Members who are not interested in accessing the North American Mammal Hall for the concert performance still need to reserve a free admission ticket to First Fridays. Now that concert access is included in each admission, the event will sell out once we hit capacity.
If you have purchased a pre-sale ticket online your ticket will be available at the will call desk.
Will Call will be open from 4:30 pm to 9 pm at the South and North Entrances.
Parking ($10 cash only) is available in patrolled Exposition Park lots on Bill Robertson Lane, across from the Museum. Bill Robertson Lane is accessible from both Exposition Blvd and Martin Luther King Blvd.
First Fridays musical performances take place in the Museum’s North American Mammal Hall, which has a capacity of 500 people. Our NEW ticketing policy allows all guests access to the concert hall on a first-come, first-served basis.
Guests have access to the performance hall as soon as the event starts at 5 pm.
DJs will be spinning throughout the evening in the First Fridays lounge. Musical performances generally take place at 8 pm (opening act) and 9:15 pm (headliner). The entire event generally sells out. We encourage you to come early.