Skip Navigation

Learn about Life at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Find a new appreciation for history, spanning all the way to the prehistoric era at this phenomenal Los Angeles attraction.
Train Tickets
Dinosaur exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
Photo 1 of 3
Photo Credit: MomsLA
Dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Photo 2 of 3
Photo Credit: MomsLA
 LA County Natural History Museum Mammal Hall Diorama Animals
Photo 3 of 3
Photo Credit: MomsLA

The Natural History Museum's mission is to preserve the natural world and the cultural history of the region. The permanent collection is always a hit, but guests should also be sure to check the exciting rotating calendar of events featured on-site. 

There are two enormous halls of dioramas depicting animals from around the world which visitors will most likely recognize from the many movies they’ve been featured in (even museum artifacts are film stars in Los Angeles!). Be sure not to miss the bird rooms upstairs, or the insect zoo downstairs. Learn about minerals and gemstones in one room and the history of the film studios in Los Angeles in another.

Scientists and staff members are dedicated to hands-on teaching of visitors through pop-up labs, which offer a more in-depth opportunity to learn. The museum also routinely hosts “citizen science” projects, asking members of the community to help gather data for them through related ongoing research.

Each Spring, the Butterfly Pavilion opens in the museum’s nature gardens, transforming the space into a magical oasis of color within an enclosed space where these delicate creatures delight visitors of all ages. In the Fall, the same pavilion is transformed into a home for spiders which weave their own spooky web of magic just in time for Halloween. 

Nearest Station
L.A. Union Station
Address
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone
(213) 763-3466
Website
https://nhm.org/
General directions
View on Google Maps

Take Metrolink to LA Union Station 

Take rideshare or taxi 5.7 miles to destination

SoCal Explorer 

All Aboard for Rewards

Take a ride on Metrolink, earn points towards another. It’s easy and it’s free.

Metrolink Weekends

Kids ride free!

Free train rides for children 17 years old and younger on Saturdays and Sundays when accompanied by a fare-paying adult.

$10 Weekends

Ride Metrolink with the $10 Weekend Day Pass. Valid system-wide on either Saturday or Sunday.

Train Tickets

THIRSTY FOR THE NEXT ADVENTURE?

Discover new places to travel with Metrolink!