We are open 9:30 am - 5 pm every day of the year, with four exceptions.
We are closed on:
New Year's Day (January 1)
Independence Day (July 4)
Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday of November)
Christmas Day (December 25)
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.
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 (mid-April through Labor Day), or witness arachnids up close and personal (mid-September though early November).
We are open 9:30 am - 5 pm every day of the year, with four exceptions. We are closed on:
Receive free Museum admission the first Tuesdays of every month (except July and August) and free Museum admission every Tuesday in September.
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 $10 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. NHM has designated parking during USC games.
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
NHM 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.
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.