Plan Your Visit
Advanced, online tickets are highly recommended to ensure entry into the Museum and for special ticketed experiences.
We offer free general admission for:
- NHMLAC members, every day
- L.A. County residents, Monday-Friday from 3-5 PM with valid ID
- Active or retired United States military with ID
- California PreK–12 teachers with ID
- California EBT card holders
- USC students and faculty with ID
- Children under 2
Free tickets are available onsite only at the Museum ticket windows.
Please respect our staff
We look forward to your visit. Please note, the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County will not tolerate inappropriate behavior, including, but not limited to, yelling, violence, intimidation, threats, harassment, aggression, swearing, damage, abuse, or sexual harassment. Individuals who are aggressive toward staff or other visitors will be expelled from La Brea Tar Pits and escorted off the property.
Safety Measures & Guidelines
The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County no longer requires masks worn at all times indoors and in our outdoor Butterfly Pavilion, regardless of vaccination status. In accordance with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, we still strongly recommend all visitors to continue wearing masks while indoors and ask that individual choices are respected.