La Brea Tar Pits museum will remain closed until further notice. The park at La Brea Tar Pits is currently open and visitors can currently see paleontologists working at our excavation site weekly.  See NHMLAC's response to coronavirus (COVID-19).


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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

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.