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.

What blows
YOUR mind?

¿Qué te asombra a TI?

What blows
YOUR mind?

Every day at our museums, we see visitors of all ages having mind-blown experiences. Engaging with the three T. rex in the Dinosaur Hall, getting up close to a 4.5 billion year-old meteorite in the Gem and Mineral Hall, spying a butterfly in flight in our Nature Garden, touching an Ice Age Mammoth fossil at the Tar Pits, or viewing a Western film clip at the Hart Museum—there are endless possibilities. 

This made us stop and think: how can visitors share these experiences with us and with others? 

So, we are launching a new campaign across L.A. — What blows YOUR mind? — to feature the objects, specimens, and experiences from our museums that amaze and delight our visitors and encourage everyone to come see for themselves, and then share with others, what blows their minds.

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Show us what blows YOUR mind. Tag your post with #MindBlownLA and our location to be entered into our monthly contest to win prizes. See full contest rules.




At Our Museums

Photo of paleontologist excavating fossils

Self-Guided Tours at the Natural History Museum

Discover dinosaurs, picturesque moments, L.A.’s wild side, and more.

Photo of paleontologist excavating fossils
Tar Pits

Self-Guided Tours at the Tar Pits

Discover iconic staff favorites, picturesque moments, be a kid at heart, and more.

Photo of paleontologist excavating fossils

Tours at the Hart

Explore the silent film era from the eyes of William S. Hart.