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.

Join Us!

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Get unlimited access to our three museums, special exhibits and more, while supporting our current research and community outreach.

Members are a vital and essential part of our NHMLAC family, and we can’t wait until it is safe to reopen our doors to you. To show our appreciation for our members' continued support, all current memberships will be extended one month for every month we are closed. Members will also be the first visitors welcomed back to our museums with exclusive hours, exhibition access and other special perks.

Not a Member? Join now to get invitations to live-streamed programs with museum scientists, historians and Living Collections staff, be the first to visit NHM and La Brea Tar Pits during Member-Only days, bring family and friends during exclusive Member-Only early morning hours, and get exclusive access to exhibits like the Butterfly Pavilion!

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We love getting a first look at the special exhibits. That's definitely worth having a membership!

—NHMLAC Member

Membership Levels

All Members identified on the membership account receive the following benefits for a period of 12 months:


  • Unlimited free admission to the Natural History Museum, La Brea Tar Pits, and the William S. Hart Museum.
  • Free timed-tickets to Butterfly Pavilion, and Spider Pavilion.
  • Free admission to traveling exhibits.
  • Free tickets to 3D films at NHM and La Brea Tar Pits.
  • Free tickets to Bug FairNature Fest, and Dino Fest.
  • Free tickets to First Fridays (RSVP required).
  • Invitations to Member Only events throughout the year.
  • 10% discount at the museum stores and on Magic Memories photos.
  • Free subscription to NHMLAC's magazine, the Naturalist, and the E-Newsletter.
  • Discounts on Day Camps, Field Trips, Workshops, and more!
  • Access to the Members Lounge.

Best Value

For more information on becoming a member, please contact our Membership Team at members@nhm.org or call 213.763.DINO (3466).