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.

NHMLAC Connects

Fossil image of world's tiniest dinosaur in amber

NHMLAC Connects

Opening New Doors
to Natural History




We invite you to explore natural and cultural wonders safely and digitally from home.

Think physical distancing with dinosaurs and mammoths, and connecting with nature and community science right outside your own door. The Museums want to know: what blows your mind? Connect with inspiring educators, scientists, and each other for virtual adventures. Access rich curriculum and activities to do with your family at home. Participate in exciting crowd-sourced science and social media campaigns. This month, NHMLAC Connects is spotlighting the marvels of flight, here on Earth and elsewhere.

Walk on the Wild Side

It may surprise you, but Los Angeles exists inside a “Biodiversity Hotspot,” an area with plants and animals that are incredibly diverse, but also under threat. Explore the wild world that L.A. has to offer.

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Behind the Scenes

We have over 35 million specimens in our collections, including dino bones, colorful birds, and bits of L.A. History. Most of those treasures are behind the scenes! Take a peek inside our hidden museum worlds. 

Landscape conversions were made to 109 LADWP facilities that resulted in an annual savings of 47.8 million gallons of water.

Share your experience with us!