The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007 (213) 763-DINO
Hours: 9:30 am - 5 pm daily Closed: January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
The Natural History Museum (NHM) occupies a special place in Los Angeles: It is L.A.’s oldest museum building, and the present-day anchor of an emerging cultural, educational, and entertainment hub in Exposition Park. NHM visitors are awed by extraordinary specimens and the stories behind them in exhibitions such as Age of Mammals, the Dinosaur Hall, the Gem and Mineral Hall, and beloved dioramas. But in addition to sharing the history of the planet, NHM also explores a more local transformation: Becoming Los Angeles, the outdoor Nature Gardens, and the Nature Lab look at how environment and people, past and present, interact in L.A. The unifying theme in these indoor and outdoor experiences is the interplay of nature and culture, in Los Angeles and the world.
Parking is available for $12 CASH ONLY . in the Natural History Museum’s Car Park on Exposition Blvd. and Bill Robertson Lane. There is limited parking available, including a limited amount of ADA spots available for Guests with visible ADA placards. Due to constructions Exposition Park Lot 2 and Lot 3 are closed.
Free for Members
$15 for adults .
$5. for kids ( 3-12yrs old ) .
FREE kids under 3.
* SPECIAL EXIBITS ARE $9 ADULTS $5. KIDS EXTRA OR YOU CAN GET A EXPERIENCE IT ALL PRICE .
Are available which include a number of benefits including unlimited free admission to the Natural History Museum, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and the William S. Hart Museum; free timed-tickets to traveling exhibitions as well as the Butterfly Pavilion, Spider Pavilion, and the Bug Fair; discounts at the Museum stores; member preview days; and more.
MAKE SURE YOU VISIT BEFORE JAN 5th TO SEE THE ANTARCTIC DINOSAUR EXIBIT.
and SEPT 2nd 2019 for the butterfly pavilion .
Eat at the Grill
The Grill serves a variety of made-to-order gourmet grilled sandwiches and burgers, fresh salads and wraps, made-from-scratch soups, kid-friendly favorites, vegetarian options, and a large variety of snacks.
*The Natural History Museum is one of those museums that offers something for everyone. Highlights for us were :
*DINOSAUR HALL (where you can see a trio of different aged and different sized T. Rex fossils), the
* GEM AND MINERAL (including more than 2,000 specimens of gems and minerals from around the world), the outdoors
* NATURE GARDEN, THE ANIMAL HABITAT HALL (featuring impressive dioramas), and much more. And while many parts of the museum are hands-off, there are also sections that are entirely interactive and very kid-friendly. Be sure to visit the
* THE HALL OF BIRDS featuring interactive exhibits),
* THE DISCOVERY CENTER (complete with microscopes, touchable fossils and furs, and a polar bear collected in Norway back in 1964), and the
* NATURE LAB (giving kids a hands-on sense of the nature surrounding us on a daily basis).
* AGE OF MAMMALS
* BECOMING LOS ANGELES ( visit and learn how LA came to be and the animals here )
* WATER PLAY OUTSIDE ( kids can get in the fountain and cool off and play on the rocks and the outdoor exhibits )
ANTARTICA DINOSAURS EXIBIT:
GEM AND MINERAL STORE:
THE HALL OF BIRDS:
BECOMING LOS ANGELES
NATURE LAB AND INSECTS
AGE OF MAMMALS:
OUTDOOR PLAY AREA :
NORTH AMERICAN MAMMALS: