The Natural History Museum and the Museum at La Brea Tar Pits are now open. Advanced tickets can be purchased online. The William S. Hart Museum remains closed until further notice. View our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for more information.

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. Now that our museums have reopened, we are thrilled to resume the insider benefits, including free general admission to NHM and La Brea Tar Pits, free tickets to special exhibitions like the Butterfly Pavilion and 3D Theaters, and priority Member tickets throughout the day. 

Not a Member? Join now to be the first to hear about our next ticket release and receive invitations to live-streamed programs with museum scientists, historians and Living Collections staff.

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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:


  • Free general admission to the Natural History Museum, La Brea Tar Pits, and the William S. Hart Museum (Advance reservations required)
  • Free timed-tickets to Butterfly Pavilion and Spider Pavilion (Advance reservations required)
  • Invitations to Member-only events, including monthly virtual Members Q&A's
  • Exclusive content connecting you with our scientist and historians
  • Behind-the-scenes access to our collection of over 35 million objects and specimens 
  • 10% discount at the museum cafe and gift stores
  • Free subscription to the NHMLAC Member E-Newsletter
  • Access to our Exclusive Member Portal NHMLAC Insider
  • And more benefits to come upon our ability to host in-person events!

Best Value

Interested in giving the gift of membership?

Make sure to contact us to members@nhm.org or call 213-763-3426 to learn more.

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