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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.

Pterosaurs have arrived at NHM!

If you were a Pterosaur, which one would you be? Take our Quiz to find out.  Print your result and bring it with you to NHM and receive your free Pterosaur Pin. 

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Spend an All-Nighter at NHM!

NHM's popular adults-only sleepover is back!

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (Exposition Park)

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Directions, Parking, Transportation

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 763-DINO


The Natural History Museum is located in Exposition Park, at 900 Exposition Boulevard between Vermont Avenue and Figueroa Street.

From the 110 (Harbor) Freeway, take the Exposition Boulevard exit and head west toward Vermont Avenue.  Turn left (south) on Bill Robertson Lane (formerly Menlo Avenue).  The Museum's newly opened Car Park will be on your left hand side and costs $12 (cash or credit card).  If the Museum's Car Park is full, parking is usually also available in the State-run lots on your right hand side. Parking in these lots cost $12 and is cash only. 



Parking is available for $12 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 $12 (cash only), as well as in lots throughout Exposition Park. Parking rates and availability may vary during special events in Exposition Park.

Parking During USC Football Games

The Coliseum hosts USC football games several times a year. Click here for this year’s schedule.

All guests and members who plan to visit only the Museum may park first-come, first-served, space available in the state-run parking Lot 3 directly across the street from the Museum.

For Museum guests, including members, who are also attending the game, special event parking rates will apply. Cars parked in Lot 3 after 5:30 pm without a special event parking ticket will be issued a parking citation. Tailgating is not allowed in Lot 3 nor in the Car Park. The Car Park is available on USC game days on a first-come, first-served basis.

Public Transportation

The Expo Line is open now, running daily from 5 am to 12:30 am. There are stops on both sides of NHM: Expo Park/USC and Expo/Vermont. Visit the Metro website for more information. 

Metro Rail Access:  Take the Metro Red Line to the 7th / Metro Station. Exit the station. Catch the Dash F bus at the corner of 7th and Flower. The bus will stop in front of the University of Southern California across the street from the Natural History Museum on Exposition Boulevard.

Metro Bus Access:  Several Metro bus lines have stops within easy walking distance of the Museum.  These include:

  • the 81 (Eagle Rock to Exposition Park via Figueroa), which stops at Exposition and Figueroa
  • the 102 (Baldwin Village to South Gate via Coliseum), which stops at Exposition and Vermont or Exposition and Figueroa
  • the 200 (Echo Park to Exposition Park via Alvarado and Hoover), which stops at Exposition and Figueroa
  • the 204 (Athens to Hollywood via Vermont), which stops at Exposition and Vermont
  • the 550 (Exposition Park to San Pedro via Harbor Transitway), which stops at Exposition and Vermont or Exposition and Figueroa
  • the 754 Rapid (Athens to Hollywood via Vermont), which stops at Exposition and Vermont

Visit the Metro website for more information and schedules.



Dash Bus Access:  Two Dash bus lines have stops directly across the street from the Museum:  the Dash F and the Dash Southeast.  Visit the Dash website for more information and schedules.