Come to our Butterfly Pavilion and see 30 species of flutterers take flight daily! Open April 12 through September 7.
A timed ticket is required for entry. Schedule your Pavilion visit when making your group reservation, as space is limited.
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.
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
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.
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:
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 with five days advanced notice.
This comprehensive temporary exhibition, Grandes Maestros: Great Masters of Iberoamerican Folk Art, features spectacular works from the Collection of Fomento Cultural Banamex. Travel through the exhibit, featuring works from 22 different countries across Mexico, Central and South America, Spain, and Portugal.
This fall 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 Peru and Egypt.
Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs was developed by The Field Museum, Chicago.
Wander through a unique changing ecosystem and witness over 30 species of free-flying butterflies interacting with plant life all around you.
Learn about spiders and view cases of rarely displayed specimens. Then take a walk through the Pavilion to examine our free-range spiders.
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.
Get special access to behind-the-scene areas that are not open to the general public.
Behind-the-scenes tours include a choice of the following areas:
Behind-the-scenes tours can have a maximum of 10 guests and must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Please call 213.763.3218 to reserve your special behind-the-scenes tour.
Visit our Group Pricing and FAQ page for pricing and how to plan your visit.
To schedule a group visit e-mail us at groupsalesNH@nhm.org 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.
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.