Discover the brilliance of some of the world's rarest colored diamonds on display at NHMLA for a limited time.
Module - Diamonds: Rare Brilliance
An Underwater VR Experience
March 6 – April 28, 2017
Swim alongside sea turtles, jelly fish, a blue whale and more in your own virtual reality adventure
Module - theBlu
Mar 19 – Sept 4, 2017
Step into our butterfly wonderland to witness over 30 species flying all around you.
Module - Butterfly Pavilion 2017
Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5 & Jun 9
Join us for a whole new season of First Fridays where we are "Serving Up Science: The Dish On Food," live music, tours, cocktails, and more.
Module - First Fridays 2017
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
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Hours: 9:30 am - 5 pm daily
Closed: January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day
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.
The Expo Line is open now, running daily from 5 am to 12:30 am. There are stops on both sides of NHMLA: 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:
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.
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.
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.
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 NHMLA. 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:
Suggested route 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
We are grateful to our Institutional Partners