Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County protects over 35 million specimens, dating back 4.5 billion years.

NHM tracks the Earth's biodiversity, because knowing what is out there is the first step to conservation. The Museum is an authority on the "big picture" of the planet, the natural and the cultural world.

NHM is home to some of the first, best and only specimens, exhibits and experiences of their kind.

Located in Exposition Park just minutes from L.A. Live in the heart of downtown L.A.

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Exhibitions and events

Age of Mammals

Permanent exhibition

Age of Mammals tells an epic evolutionary story that spans 65 million years! But its theme can be distilled into just six words: Continents move. Climates change. Mammals evolve. They’re six loaded...

Fin Whale Passage

Permanent exhibition

After being absent for nearly four years for intensive cleaning and conservation, the spectacular Humboldt fin whale specimen returns home to the Museum in a newly renovated gallery. The...

Gems and Minerals

Permanent exhibition

The Gem and Mineral Hall displays more than 2,000 spectacular specimens within two large galleries that comprise what is considered to be one of the finest exhibits of gems and minerals in the...

Educational programs

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