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The world premiere of Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs.
September 18 - January 18

Purchase your group tickets today!

Call: 213.763.3218

Spider Pavilion

September 27 - November 8

Your group can marvel at hundreds of spiders spinning their intricate webs in our one-of-a-kind Spider Pavilion. 

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Group Sales Admission Rates

These discounted group rates are available to groups of 10 or more with a reservation booked at least 72 hours in advance of your visit. Special exhibits, tours, and the Butterfly Pavilion and Spider Pavilion have an additional charge.

Adults: $10.25
Seniors (62 years+): $7.50

Students (13 years - Adult w/ college ID): $7.50
Children (3-12 years):  $4.25

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Call: (213) 763-3218


Group Visits

Something For Everyone

At the Natural History Museum, discover your world, past and present. Your group will encounter dinosaurs, experience nature, explore our dioramas, and marvel at one of the most impressive gem and mineral collections in the world. And that’s just the beginning.

We welcome groups of all shapes and sizes, and want to provide you with an experience your group will never forget. Whether you are planning a visit for a few hours or have all day, we’ll make it easy for you to customize your trip.


Special Offerings

Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs
Open September 18, 2015 - January 18, 2016

Bring your group to see the world premiere of Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs. Get a rare, up-close look at a selection of over 20 mummies, as well as richly decorated coffins, sarcophaguses, mummification tools, and mummies of birds, cats, and crocodiles, many of which have never been on public display. Interactive touchtables will allow your group to “unwrap” layers of mummies, and see the precious objects the bodies were buried with, as well as vivid details about the individual children, teens, and adults who lived out their lives in the ancient times. Using the modern technology of CT scans, scientists have revealed a detailed look back into long-vanished cultures of ancient Peru and Egypt.

Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs was developed by The Field Museum, Chicago.

Butterfly Pavilion Open April 12 - September 7, 2015

Wander through a unique changing ecosystem and witness over 30 species of free-flying butterflies interacting with plant life all around you.

Spider Pavilion  Open September 27 - November 8, 2015

Marvel at hundreds of spiders spinning their intricate webs in our one-of-a-kind Spider Pavilion. Get up close to all things creepy crawly and witness free-ranging spiders spinning their spectacular webs for all to see.

A timed-ticket is needed for our Special Offerings, and Pavilion times fill up fast. We recommend you make your reservation when you book your group.

Guided Tours

Group Tours

Create a day your group will never forget by adding on one of our group tours. Let our Gallery Interpreters take your group on a private tour of one of our exhibits:


Get an in-depth look at our temporary exhibition, Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs, with a guided tour. Your group will learn more about these individuals who lived in ancient Egypt and Peru and the new technology that is helping to reveal their fascinating stories and traditions.


Travel to the past in our Dinosaur Hall. From the tiny fruitadens, the size of a chihuahua, to the towering T. rex, discover the biggest, the smallest and everything in between. Get a closer look at some of the new discoveries made by NHM’s Dinosaur Institute in the field of paleontology.


Explore our Nature Gardens, see the amazing plant life and the wildlife it attracts. Learn how our researchers are studying the incredible biodiversity that calls Los Angeles home in this new outdoor exhibit.

Tours can be added for a group of 10 or more people and one week advance notice is required for a group tour.

Museum Insider Tours

Small groups can go behind-the-scenes in a truly special Museum experience:

The Dinosaur Experience

Experience for yourself what it’s like to be a part of our Dino Institute.  Start with a private tour of the Dinosaur Hall lead by one of our Gallery Interpreters and get a closer look at some of the new discoveries made by NHM’s Dinosaur Institute in the field of paleontology.

Afterwards go off-exhibit with a member of our Dino Institute into our collections area to see fossils not on display to the public. Travel through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous time periods in our behind-the-scenes collections. Experience for yourself what it is like to work on dinosaur bones inside our actual Paleontology Lab.  Here you will be able to get hands-on with a real dinosaur bone and help extract it from the matrix that surrounds it. Recommended for any dinosaur lover or paleontological enthusiast.

Minimum of 3 people and maximum of 12 for The Dino Experience Tour.  This tour is offered weekdays, subject to availability. Reservations must be made with 2 weeks advance notice. Call 213-763-3218 for more information or to make your reservation. 


Pricing and FAQ

Visit our Group Pricing and FAQ page for pricing and how to plan your visit.


Scheduling Your Visit

To schedule a group visit e-mail us at or contact the Group Sales Office at (213) 763-3218.  Your group is welcome to visit the Museum anytime during normal visitor hours, 9:30 am - 5 pm, seven days a week.

If you would like to schedule a visit to the Butterfly Pavilion, Spider Pavilion or add a tour to your group visit, please call us at (213) 763-3218, as availability for these areas is limited and/or seasonal.


Our Preferred Affiliate Ticketing Program is great for companies and organizations looking to either sell Museum tickets to their customers or looking for a way their employees can easily purchase special tickets and packages. We make it easy to purchase tickets online, print them on site or at home and have them e-mailed directly to your customers or employees for their visit.

This is an easy way for Tour Operators who offer FIT ticketing to include the Natural History Museum and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum into their Los Angeles travel offerings.

Learn more and apply today.


Other Group Programs

School groups (grades pre-K through 12), visiting the Museum Monday through Friday, should read the School Visits page for more information and reservations, or can contact the School Visits Office at (213) 763-3529.

For more information about using the Museum space for corporate or after-hours events or filming, please contact our Special Events and Filming Department at (213) 763.3309.