Our museums remain closed due to COVID-19. While LA County Public Health has entered Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery, allowing for the reopening of museums on June 12, our museums are still slowly welcoming back staff and are in the process of planning for new health and safety protocols in our galleries and gardens. Therefore, we will not be reopening until later in the summer. Sign up here to be the first to know when we will safely re-open to the public and in the meantime, stay connected from home.

Close up photo of city model including the L.A. City Hall from Becoming Los Angeles exhibition

Browse by Topic

Los Angeles


Exhibition | NHM
Rise Up L.A.: A Century of Votes for Women

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment

Learn more about Rise Up L.A.: A Century of Votes for Women
- | NHM

For many years, we've been adding fuel to the fire.

Learn more about Wildfire
Exhibition | NHM
Nature Lab

Live animals and hands-on interactives show you L.A.’s wild side.

Learn more about Nature Lab
Exhibition | NHM
Sin Censura: A Mural Remembers L.A.

“This was my chance to show what I wish was in the history books.” 
—Chicana artist Barbara Carrasco

Learn more about Sin Censura: A Mural Remembers L.A.
Exhibition | NHM

The story of L.A.’s most famous feline.

Learn more about P-22





Members Appreciation Month: Members Q&A with Beth Werling

After-Hours Members Special Program
  • 5:30 pm

Join Beth Werling, Collections Manager for the History Department, for our next Members Q&A!

Discover more

When Women Vote: A Zócalo/NHMLAC Event Series

One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, Zócalo and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County present When Women Vote, a three-event series that begins with “How Have Women’s Protests Changed History?”

Read more

News & Press

Rise Up L.A. Media Alert

NHM Launches Online Exhibition and Video Premiere for Rise Up L.A.: A Century of Votes for Women

19th Amendment Celebrations Kick Off August 18, 2020

Little Flies in the Big City: What You Find Depends on How You Look

A group of researchers from the U.S. and Australia have announced the completely unexpecteddiscovery of exotic “vinegar flies” (drosophilids) in urban Los Angeles