Come to our Butterfly Pavilion and see 30 species of flutterers take flight daily! Open through September 1.
Members don't have to pay admission or wait in lines...they walk right through Member Express and into the Museum!
L.A. is more wild than you think! Come celebrate the transformation of NHM into an indoor-outdoor Museum!
Experience butterflies like you've never done before at the Butterfly Pavilion open though September 1.
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.)
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 763-DINO
We are open seven days a week, 9:30 am - 5 pm, all year, except for the following holidays.
We are closed:
|Children 2 and under||FREE|
|College Students w/ ID||$9.00|
Our seasonal Butterfly Pavilion (mid-April through Labor Day) and Spider Pavilion (mid-September through early November) are very popular! To ensure the best guest experience for all, every visit to the Butterfly or Spider Pavilion requires a timed-ticket for an additional fee, which is available only when purchased with a general admission Museum ticket or membership. To guarantee your spot, we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance here.
Members are admitted for free and can reserve tickets online. Patron Family level members and higher can pick up a free Monarch Pass when they arrive, which allows anytime access to the Pavilion. Timed-tickets will also be available to all at any ticketing desk at the Museum on a first-come, first-served basis. The Pavilion is an outdoor special exhibit. As such, it is subject to closure at any time due to inclement weather. Weather permitting; the Butterfly Pavilion is open daily from 10 am-5 pm.
FREE with a timed ticket
|Children 2 and under||FREE with a timed ticket|
|College Students w/ ID||$14.00|
Every day we offer our award-winning Gallery Exploration Tours. Gallery Interpreters focus on a range of topics, from paleontology to gems to our new Nature Gardens. Check the calendar for tour times.
Discounted group rates are available to groups of ten or more with a reservation booked at least 72 hours in advance of your visit.
Most months we offer free admission on the first Tuesday, except In July and August, so that we can avoid overcrowding and maintain a quality visitor experience. In their place, we have expanded the program in the month of September, and now offer 14 Free Tuesdays a year.
Future dates are:
The Natural History Museum is located in Exposition Park at 900 Exposition Boulevard between Vermont Avenue and Figueroa Street.
From the Westside
10 East, exit Vermont Ave., turn right. Left onto Exposition Blvd. Right on Bill Robertson Lane. Parking and the Museum entrance are on the left.
From the South
110 North, exit Exposition Blvd. and turn left. Left on Bill Robertson Lane (formerly Menlo Ave.). Parking and the Museum entrance are on the left.
From Pasadena, Downtown
110 South, exit Exposition Blvd., and veer right at the offramp to stay on Exposition. Left on Bill Robertson Lane (formerly Menlo Ave.). Parking and the Museum entrance are on the left.
Parking is available for $10 in the Museum’s Car Park on Exposition Blvd. and Bill Robertson Lane. If the Car Park is full, patrolled lots are also available directly across from the Museum on Bill Robertson Lane for $10 (cash only), as well as in lots throughout Exposition Park. Parking rates and availability may vary during special events in Exposition Park. NHM has designated parking during USC games.
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.
The Natural History Museum is most crowded on weekends, holidays, school breaks, and during the summer.
The Expo Rail Line is open now, running daily from 5 am to 12:30 am and will provide service between the 7th/Metro station downtown and La Cienega/Jefferson Blvds. The line has now expanded to Culver City. Visit the Metro website for more information.