Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

900 Exposition Blvd (at Vermont Ave), Los Angeles, CA 90007, United States
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  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
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  • Los Angeles

    The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is the largest natural history museum in the western United States with more than 33 million specimens and artifacts

    Los Angeles · October 13, 2010
  • LA Weekly

    Check out First Fridays featuring lectures, bands, DJs and special museum tours! Also, don't forget to see the Space Shuttle Endeavour on display out front! Read more

    LA Weekly · January 3, 2013
  • The Standard

    LA (see) First Fridays! Enjoy DJs, live music and drinks amongst the dinosaurs on the first Friday of every month.

    The Standard · January 28, 2011
  • AskMen

    Author & Wired editor Jonah Lehrer will be exploring what activities unleash your creativity during his 6:30 PM discussion at NHM’s popular First Fridays series. Live bands will also be performing. Read more

    AskMen · January 7, 2011
  • Los Angeles

    Dinosaur Hall opens this wknd @nhmla (feat. the world痴 only T. rex growth series). Go @metrolosangeles 2 Expo Park

    Los Angeles · July 14, 2011
  • Melani D.

    Watch the "live" dinosaur show upstairs on the 2nd floor.

    Melani Deyto · November 2, 2009

    Don't miss First Fridays for your monthly dose of live music, stimulating scientific discussion, and behind-the-scenes curatorial tours. Read more · May 9, 2011
  • Dora

    Kids’ll love the live animal presentations in the Discovery Center at 11am and 3pm on weekends.Powered by Read more

    Dora · June 28, 2010
  • Javier M.

    Free admission on the first Tuesday of every month. Read more

    Javier Manzano · April 5, 2010
  • Michael W.

    Look for the human skull in the rain forest exhibit, it's the only one in the museum

    Michael Wilson · October 21, 2009
  • Ricardo C.

    Check out the live insects.

    Ricardo Cisneros · May 3, 2011
  • Karen A.

    This museum is recommended for the whole family. Your kids will definitely have fun, enjoy all the exhibits, live shows and presentations, and learn many important facts and information.

    Karen A · August 13, 2013
  • S. F.

    Becoming a member includes admission to the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, First Fridays and special exhibits like the Pavilion of Wings!

    S. F. · August 22, 2010
  • Leo S.

    Cafe is overpriced for fairly inedible pre-packaged food. I mean, really, a PBJ with crusts you can't bite through?

    Leo Soderman · April 11, 2010
  • Dan L.

    Get the patron level membership. You get to skip the line up front and gets you into the butterfly exhibit even when it's sold out. This membership also includes membership to over 300 museums

    Dan L · June 23, 2013
  • Bianca H.

    Come during the week before lunch to avoid screaming school kids and wailing babies. Grab lunch at the cafe downstairs.

    Bianca H · September 3, 2012
  • Yoplait

    We love this spot for an educational family outing - it’s the largest natural and historical museum in the western U.S., with more than 33 million historical relics. Have fun while learning!

    Yoplait · September 6, 2011
  • K12 Inc

    Did you know? Of the museum's 35 million artifacts and specimens, the oldest by far are the meteorites on display – they’re 4.5 billion years old!

    K12 Inc · July 5, 2011
  • AD N.

    Parking in Lot 3 is $8 even when $20 in other lots for Coliseum events.

    AD Nys · December 27, 2010
  • Sookie

    Take Dino quiz & get a Dino pin at gift shop.

    Sookie · September 5, 2011
  • Ed L.

    The Expo metro line stops right in front!

    Ed Lu · August 3, 2014
  • Belinda R.

    Be sure to Check out the Butterfly Pavilion in April 13, 2014

    Belinda Richmond · February 16, 2014
  • Belinda R.

    Make sure you check out our new Silk Roads Exhibit at the NHM!

    Belinda Richmond · December 28, 2013
  • Melissa M.

    The new nature lab is super cool!

    Melissa Munoz · June 9, 2013
  • Slamm A.

    Go see the Ostrich exhibit in the hall if African Mammals... Worst presentation of science that I've ever witnessed. Almost as bad as The Inquisition.

    Slamm Andrews · October 14, 2012
  • Juliana R.

    We heard a 3 yr old say to his dad today: "Look daddy they got zombies here..." - watch out in the N. American history area, you've been warned!

    Juliana Reed · August 17, 2012
  • Sandro S.

    The new Dinosaur exhibit is a MUST SEE! It can be crowded but they seem to regulate it fairly well. Read more

    Sandro Sanchez · August 5, 2011
  • Chase R.

    There are several free parking lots down the street from the official pay lot on Bill Robertson Ln.

    Chase Richardson · July 9, 2011

    LA: A favorite of Rodarte sibling duo Laura & Kate Mulleavy who say the gem room is their "favorite room in Los Angeles." Click "More Info" for details. Read more

    NOWNESS · April 25, 2011
  • Arjay J.

    Join the Cypher on First Friday's!

    Arjay Jalmaani · March 5, 2011
  • Angela R.

    At 4pm admission is half the price!

    Angela Rosas · March 26, 2010
  • Jeff M.

    Don't come to shows here. You'll never see the band.

    Jeff Morris Jr. · February 6, 2010
  • Zach S.

    First Friday!

    Zach Shannon · February 6, 2010
  • Melissa

    Wonderful, free field trip opportunity!

    Melissa · 2 weeks ago
  • Victoria V.

    Fun place to take the kids or even a friend! The exhibits are awesome!

    Victoria Vergara · January 27
  • Todd Z.

    If you haven't been back since the additions and renovations have been completed, you owe it to yourself (and your family) to go back - you won't be disappointed.

    Todd Z · December 12, 2014
  • Gwen

    Spider pavilion!

    Gwen · October 16, 2014
  • David R.

    Mammal Halls, Dinosaur Hall, Hall of Gemstones and Minerals, California History Hall and the Avian Exhibit! Overall one of my top favorite museums.

    David Ramirez · September 10, 2014
  • Justin O.

    The hall of animals is interesting. Outside there are ice cream vendors but they will scatter when the police come.

    Justin Ordoveza · August 28, 2014
  • Michael C.

    Dinosaur bones.

    Michael Crapenhoft · August 16, 2014
  • Charlie A.

    Become a member. Nuff said

    Charlie Aispuro · August 11, 2014
  • Dylan P.

    Make sure to head downstairs for a lot of fun and interactive labs for kids.

    Dylan Platt · August 9, 2014
  • Candice H.

    Become a member and have free access to the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits as well.

    Candice Harding · July 22, 2014
  • Tianna M.

    Check out the butterfly pavilion if you can.

    Tianna McClanahan · June 30, 2014
  • Michael

    Do the butterflies! It's a wonderful live exhibit.

    Michael · June 18, 2014
  • Abhinand K.

    Free entry for Trojans!

    Abhinand K R · June 18, 2014
  • Michael D. B.

    Take the metro and get off at USC campus save yourself the parking

    Michael D. Butler · April 13, 2014
  • Paul B.

    Great place

    Paul Blagbrough · March 24, 2014
  • David Robert

    Exposição de dinossauros espetacular

    David Robert · 3 weeks ago
  • Nancy P.

    No es tan grande como el de NYC pero cada día va mejorando

    Nancy Parra · October 30, 2014