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.


Upcoming Events at Natural History Museum Of Los Angeles County

Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Sep 24, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Sep 28, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Oct 1, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Oct 5, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Oct 8, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Oct 12, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Monday, Oct 15, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Oct 19, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Oct 22, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Oct 26, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Monday, Oct 29, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Nov 2, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Nov 5, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Nov 9, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Nov 11, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Nov 12, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Nov 16, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Monday, Nov 19, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Nov 22, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Nov 23, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Nov 26, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Nov 30, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Dec 3, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Dec 7, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Dec 10, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Dec 21, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Monday, Dec 24, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Tuesday, Dec 25, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Friday, Dec 28, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Sunday, Dec 30, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Monday, Dec 31, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Jan 4, 2019 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 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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