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Celebrate Your Birthday at the Museum!

Parties are at 10 am, 12:30 pm, and 3 pm. To celebrate a birthday on weekdays at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, please call 213.763.3536.

Book your party online today!

Adult-Only All Nighters

Put on your fancy PJ’s for an ultimate ‘nerd-chic’ experience at NHM's Adult-Only All Nighters!

CLICK HERE to learn more!

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Events and Filming

The Girls Are Back!

The historic Rotunda, with the centerpiece “Three Muses” statue, is one of the Museum’s most elegant and popular spaces. It’s also available again after renovation! Interested in creating an epic, or an epic event?
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Choose from our many different themed Sleepovers for a one-of-a-kind experience sleeping among the collections at the Natural History Museum or the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. All Sleepovers provide a unique opportunity to learn about our natural and cultural worlds through hands-on activities and programming.


Sleepovers at NHM

Reserve Online or call 213.763.3499


Dino Detectives

At this action-packed overnight, your group will be Junior Paleontologists, learning all about dinosaurs! Participants may embark on a fun-filled scavenger hunt and make their own take-home craft!*

Register now for a Sleepover and enter promo code GOODDINO! at check out to be eligible to receive a digital download of Disney Pixar's new movie The Good Dinosaur while supplies last, limit one download per household.

September 9-10, 2016 for Boys and Girls
October 21-22, 2016 for Boys and Girls
November 4-5, 2016 for Boys and Girls
December 10-11, 2016 for Boys and Girls

Extreme Flyers

Join us for this limited time sleepover in conjunction with NHM's traveilng exhibit about these high-flying reptiles.

September 2-3, 2016 for Boys and Girls

Eye Spy Adventures

Your junior butterfly collector, bird watcher or insect hunter has the perfect cover for becoming a spy. They’ll need to put on their nature eyes on and spy to solve a top-secret mission. 

September 16-17, 2016 for Boys and Girls


Halloween Mysteries

Celebrate Halloween at this special October sleepover!

October 28-29, 2016 for Boys and Girls


Curious about Paleontology? Or about the techniques used to conserve ancient artifacts? Learn about the ins and outs of Museum jobs at this Sleepover! 

November 18-19, 2016 for Boys and Girls

Sleepovers at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

RSVP ONLINE or call 213.763.3499

Ice Age Adventures

Learn about the La Brea Tar Pits and the titans that lived during the last Ice Age by experiencing the new Titans of the Ice Age 3D film!*

Spend an exciting night at the tar pits and get stuck in all sorts of great gooey activities. Take a flashlight tour of the tar pits, go on a Museum-wide hunt, and make sticky crafts!

July 23-24, 2016 for Boys and Girls*
*Optional: Bring your tents to pitch outside to sleep amongst the asphalt seeps in this Summer sleepover!
October 8-9, 2016 for Boys and Girls
December 3-4, 2016 for Boys and Girls

Boo and Goo

Celebrate Halloween at the La Brea Tar Pits and enjoy trick-or-treating at the Museum!

October 22-23, 2016 for Boys and Girls

Have additional questions about our Sleepovers? Visit our FAQ page!

*Please be aware all activities are subject to change based on availability and weather.