Discover the brilliance of some of the world's rarest colored diamonds on display at NHMLA for a limited time.
Module - Diamonds: Rare Brilliance
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.
Module - Metro
Explore Exhibits: Encounter dinosaurs, experience nature, explore our dioramas, marvel at one of the most impressive gem and mineral collections in the world, and discover how Los Angeles came to be. And that’s just the beginning.
Butterfly Pavilion and Spider Pavilion: Seasonally, you can wander through the changing ecosystem with over 30 species of fluttering butterflies all around you, or witness arachnids up close and personal.
We are open 9:30 am - 5 pm every day of the year, with four exceptions. We are closed on:
SoCal Museums Free-For-All, January 29
NHMLA will be participating this year in SoCal Museums Free-For-All. We recommend reserving your tickets in advance to ensure entry into the Museum as we are expecting high volumn on this day. Last entry to the Museum will be at 4:30 pm. Due to heavy traffic surrounding Expo Park, plan additional time to reach the Museum or take Metro's Expo Line. Get Tickets
Wells Fargo Free First Tuesdays
Receive free Museum admission the first Tuesdays of every month (except July and August) and free Museum admission every Tuesday in September. We recommend reserving tickets in advance to guarantee Museum entry and to skip the line, as we experience high attendance on these days. Get Tickets
We offer free Museum admission daily to:
*Free Museum admission does not include specialty ticketed items.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 763-DINO
Parking is available for $12 in the Museum’s Car Park on Bill Robertson Lane off of Exposition Blvd. If the Car Park is full, patrolled lots are also available directly across from the Museum on Bill Robertson Lane for $12 (cash only), as well as in lots throughout Exposition Park. Parking rates and availability may vary during special events in Exposition Park. NHMLA has designated parking during USC games.
The Coliseum hosts both USC and the L.A. Rams football games throughout the Fall and Winter season. We recommend planning extra travel time on game days as Expo Park will be busy. For more information on driving, parking, and taking Metro to the Museum on game days, click here.
Discounted group rates are available to groups of ten or more with a reservation booked at least 72 hours in advance of your visit. Learn More
NHMLA provides free Museum visits to accredited PreK-12th grade California School Groups. Learn More
All exhibits, with the exception of the Butterfly and Spider Pavilion, are accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be checked out at the South Entrance by leaving a driver's license or other form of valid identification.
In order to provide a secure and healthy environment for our guests, as well as to protect our collections, we can only allow service animals in our Museum. A service animal is one that is trained to work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.
Take the Expo Line right to our door. Trains run daily from 5 am to 12:30 am. Show your ticket and receive our Metro discount of $1.25 off adult admission. Visit the Metro website for more information.
We are grateful to our Institutional Partners