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.

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By investing in our research, our collections, and our programs, you bring science, nature, and culture to Los Angeles and the world.

  • Supporting Schools: Bringing science to life beyond the classroom with engaging interactive learning for 200,000 local students and teachers each year.
  • Conducting Research: With onsite experts representing 15 curatorial disciplines, our museums are global leaders in researching and understanding the relationship between nature, cities, and people.

  • Engaging the Community: Our public programs partner experts with ‘community scientists’ and have inspired people to contribute nearly 160,000 urban nature observations that are used to conduct groundbreaking research.

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I want my kids to see that investing in their passions and helping their city is endlessly rewarding.

—NHMLAC Member