Directions, Parking, Transportation | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

A westward view of the Rose Garden and the Museum's 1913 Building.

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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.

July 3 - October 2

Travel back in time and take off with these prehistoric kings of the air who ruled the skies during the time dinosaurs dominated the land.

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Two days of all things dinosaur!

September 24 & 25 join us for Dino Fest and get access to world-renowned paleontologists, a rare look at our colections, and so much more!

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Butterfly Pavilion is Back!

Sept 16 – Oct 16, 2016
Our beloved butterflies have a new Butterfly Pavilion to call home.

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Natural History Family of Museums

We Have a Family of Three!

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


Directions

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. 

 

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. Follow the Expo Line signs upstairs to Platform 2. Take the Expo Line towards Santa Monica and exit at either the Expo Park/USC or Expo/Vermont station. 

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.

Metro

 

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.

Parking

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 and L.A. Rams Football 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 full schedule with home game dates, click here for:
USC Football Schedule
Rams Football Schedule

Driving: Plan extra driving time for your visit. The area surrounding the Museum will be busy at least two hours before kick-off. We recommend arriving a few hours before or several hours after kick-off to avoid high traffic times.

Parking: The Museum parking lot fills up quickly on game days. We recommend arriving early in the day. All guests and Members who plan to visit only the Museum may park, first-come, first-served, in the Museum’s Car Park or in the state-run Lot 3 directly across the street from NHM. For Museum guests, including Members, who are also attending the game, special event parking rates in Lot 3 (cash only) 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 or in the Car Park.

Suggested route to Museum's Car Park and Lot 3:

Suggested route to Museum Car Park:

From 110

  • Exit MLK West
  • Right on Vermont
  • Right on Expo
  • Right on Bill Robertson

 

From 10

  • Exit Normandie
  • Right on Normandie
  • Left on Expo
  • Right on Bill Robertson

 

Suggested route to Lot 3:

From 110

  • Exit MLK West
  • Right on Vermont
  • Right on 39th and follow signs to Lot 3

 

From 10

  • Exit Normandie
  • Right on Normandie
  • Left on Expo
  • Right on Vermont
  • Right on 39th and follow signs to Lot 3

 

Suggested route exiting Museum's Car Park and Lot 3:

*Routes subject to change due to game day traffic

Please note Exposition Blvd will be closed 1 hour before and 1 hour after kickoff on game days. 

Metro: Take Metro and save. Ride the Metro Expo Line right to our door. The Museum is across the street as you exit at the Expo/Vermont or Expo Park/USC stations. Show your Tap Card and receive $1.25 off of your adult ticket at the door.

Free Reserved Parking: Members at the $2,000 Fellows level and above receive free, reserved parking in our secured lot for all Rams and USC home football games – located on the same block as the Coliseum. For more details, or to join today, visit nhm.org/football