Natural History Museum

NHM is LA’s oldest museum building. Ongoing exhibitions include Age of Mammals, Nature Gardens, Hall of Birds, African and North American Diorama Halls, Gem and Mineral Hall, Nature Lab, Dino Lab, and the Visible Vault.

The Dinosaur Hall features more than 300 fossils and 20 skeletons on display. It’s the only place in the world where you can see a baby, juvenile, and sub-adult T.rex at the same time. Don’t miss out on Dinosaur Encounters, a live performance with life-size dinosaur puppets from Thursdays – Sundays (additional fee).

Check their website for guided tours and nature walks. Special family-friendly festivals and fairs are offered throughout the year.

L.A. County residents receive free museum admission 3-5 p.m. on weekdays. California teachers with ID also receive free admission. Free tickets are available onsite only.

KG Tip: On select dates from September 28 – October 31, 2023, the Nature Gardens will transform into Boney Island, a hauntingly whimsical interactive light-up experience for all ages, featuring skeletons performing rope tricks, levitating through hoops, shadow puppetry and more.



Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 763-DINO (3466)