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.

Accessibility at NHMLAC

The words “accessibility” and “access” have many meanings. At the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC), we are committed to access as a whole: during a physical visit to our museums, and also during a digital visit to our websites.

We want broad audiences to be able to visit, and to help do that, we offer many free programs for our visitors. These programs range from free hours (3–5 pm) Monday through Friday for the people of L.A. County; our Free Tuesday program; and free admission for active military, teachers, students, and EBT cardholders. Explore these options and many more on our free admission pages for the Natural History Museum and La Brea Tar Pits.  

You can learn more about physical access at our locations by taking a look at our access pages for the Natural History Museum, La Brea Tar Pits, and the William S. Hart Museum

We also strive to align with the accessibility of information standards outlined by the County of Los Angeles. We designed our website to ensure broad readability and usability, so that people with disabilities can understand, navigate, interact, and engage with it effectively. 

Improving access is part of our ongoing mission, so we are improving the ways we connect with people all the time. If you have feedback or suggestions, please share your thoughts with us.