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Join us where discovery never ends!

When you become a Member, you become part of a community of adventurers, explorers, scientists, students, and supporters who are connected by our love of discovery. Your support makes all the difference—it spurs the scientific breakthroughs that help us understand our planet and its cultures, enables fieldwork across the globe, and is the foundation of educational programs that inspire the next generation of discoverers.

Not a Member? Join now to begin your year of wonder and discovery!

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

—NHMLAC Member

Membership Benefits

Members get a year full of discovery that includes the following benefits:

  • Unlimited free general 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 (reservations required)
  • Free tickets to all museum experiences, including our 3D Theaters and special exhibitions
  • 10% discount at the museum cafe and gift stores
  • Discounts on education programs like evening lectures and Adventures in Nature camp
  • Invitations to virtual Members-only events, including Sing Move Play!, Charming Creatures and Caring Keepers, and Digging Deeper
  • Monthly Member E-Newsletter with insider content from our scientists and historians
  • Access to exclusive Members-only content online at NHMLAC Insider
  • And more benefits to come, as we’re able to host in-person events again!

Membership Levels

Support for our mission can come in many shapes and sizes, but they all make a difference. Learn more about the different levels of NHMLAC membership below.

Best Value

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