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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Our Volunteers Make a Difference

Our Volunteer Program is currently on hiatus. Due to concerns regarding the ongoing pandemic situation, we will not be accepting new volunteer applications until early 2021. Please check this website at that time for updated information. If you have questions in the meantime, you are welcome to contact us at volunteer@nhm.org

Volunteers are an integral part of NHMLAC. They help us inspire wonder and discovery for thousands of visitors every year at our three museums. Whether engaging with guests in the exhibits or supporting museum collections—join our team!

This is your chance to join a team of enthusiastic lifelong learners from every walk of life, to share your passion for knowledge, to contribute to something bigger than yourself, and to have fun doing it. Join one of our museum volunteer teams today!

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The best part of being a volunteer is inspiring the pursuit of knowledge.

-NHM Volunteer

More Ways to Give

Join a passionate community of individuals and organizations that support our mission and select the method of giving that works best for you.