Natural History Museum Of Los Angeles County

900 Exposition Boulevard
213-763-3466

Mission Statement

The mission of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is to inspire wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds.

Vision Statement

Human beings are connected - to each other, to communities, to other species, and to the Earth. As humans increasingly influence natural systems, it is critical that we understand these relationships.

This understanding, in the context of the history of the Earth and its inhabitants, guides our approach to investigation and interpretation. By integrating our global research and extensive collections with engaging learning experiences that reveal all aspects of our work, we provoke curiosity and deepen understanding of our natural and cultural worlds.

This dynamic learning laboratory and forum for the exchange of ideas is a new model that sets the standard for museums of the future. We inspire the widest possible audience to enjoy, value and become stewards of the living Earth.

Museum Information


The Museum is open Monday-Friday 9:30am-5:00pm, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 10:00am-5:00pm. Admission is $9 for adults, $2 for children 5 - 12 and $6.50 for students/seniors. Children under 5 are free. Groups of 10 or more can receive discounted rates by calling (213) 763-3218.

The Natural History Museum Family includes the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits and the William S. Hart Museum.



Reviews

Jonathan Ubovich

Rating:
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Great place for a chill trip. This place has some cool stuff. The dinosaur exhibit is one of their best rooms with a almost fully constructed T-Rex (Thomas I believe). The gem room is very cool as well. They also have a few large rooms depicted life-like taxidermy from different areas like African safari and North American climates. For $15 (adult) you can't go wrong. Great place for kids too. It won't blow your socks off but it's a great place. If you get bored, walk over to the Cal Science center (free admission)

Jesse Curtis

Rating:
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Beautiful building. I went for the "Becoming Los Angeles" exhibition, which is excellent and informative. Worth a visit, especially if your from/live in LA. Know your history. They also have a pretty extensive dinosaur exhibit, which kids will love. The Gems and minerals wing is worth walking through, especially the vault. The exhibit is still firmly a musty late70s/early80s decor, not "vintage" because it's original, and could stand an update, but adds a nostalgic charm to the experience. A quick walk through the outdoor gardens on the way out is also worthwhile. If your looking for localized landscaping and garden ideas, make sure to see the "urban waterfall."

wendy Averill

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Thursday, June 7, 2018
The L.A. County Natural History Museum has some of the most memorable events I have ever attended. I am always enthralled, even when I see permanent exhibits that I have seen for the last 50 years. What an incredible museum. I couldn't begin to say what is my favorite exhibit because my mind keeps jumping from one to another. "Oh, that's my favorite. No, that's my favorite." It is thrilling. Los Angeles is SO fortunate to have such a treasure in the center of the city and so close to public transportation.

Colleen Biden

Rating:
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
A great place to visit if you love learning new things. It's not just for kids either. Their new exhibit spaces are thoughtfully planned out and integrate technology in a useful way. Sadly the older exhibit spaces, like the hall of birds is in need of repair. There is parking, it's close to 2 Metro stops, there's a cafe and lovely garden area to enjoy a snack. You could spend hours. Bring the kids there's plenty to do for them too.

Bryan Tellado

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Don't know what I expected, but had a really good time here with the family. It was also a nice place to stay cool during the heat wave. Lots of cool things to see and experience. Needed more than the couple of hours we spent there to see everything. The gem room was beautiful ro see. The exhibits were fun for our 15 month old son to check out. Definitely plan on heading back once he is older and can appreciate the exhibits even more.

Upcoming Events at Natural History Museum Of Los Angeles County

Exhibition - Butterfly Pavilion

Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Jul 23, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Jul 23, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Jul 27, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Jul 27, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Jul 29, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Jul 30, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Jul 30, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Aug 3, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Aug 5, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Aug 6, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Aug 10, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Aug 13, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Aug 17, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Aug 17, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Aug 20, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Recent News

Exhibition: Tattoo At The Natural History Museum Of Los Angeles County

Tattoo is an exhibition 5,000 years in the making. The art of marking skin with ink spans cultures, continents, and has evolved over time. We find ourselves with a mysterious fascination with both ancient and modern tattoo practices. Are they conside…

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Exhibition: Diamonds: Rare Brilliance at The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Romantic and beautiful, scientists believe these exquisite gems are formed as the product of high stress – intense heat and pressure over billions of years until they are pushed up out of the Earth from under continents. This winter Nhm’s Gem and…

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Exhibition - The New Butterfly Pavilion 2016

Our brand new Butterfly Pavilion opens soon! The permanent structure — located outside on the south side of the museum — features more flight space, more resting spots, and more natural light. There will be hundreds of free-flying butterflies ins…

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