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

Shopping and Dining

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At the Museum

Find the perfect souvenir or gift at our La Brea Tar Pits Store. Bring home your very own sloth or show your inner saber-toothed cat person. From t-shirts to books to toys, there are so many awesome finds. 


Shop our store for amazing La Brea Tar Pits and NHM items from your home. Shop online.

Discover Nearby Restaurants

The Counter $$
Monday through Saturday 11 am–11 pm; Sunday 11 am–10 pm
Build-your-own burgers, fries and salads. Cocktails, beer and wine available, kids menu available.

Johnnie’s Pizza $
Sunday through Thursday 11 am–9 pm; Friday and Saturday 11 am–10p m
Pizza by-the-slice, whole pizzas, and full Italian menu. Dine in/take out. Beer and wine, kid’s menu available.

Baja Fresh $
Monday through Friday 10 am–10 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10 am–9 pm
Fast, fresh, casual Mexican food. Dine in/take out. Kid’s menu available.

Starbucks $
Monday through Friday 5:30 am–7 pm; Saturday and Sunday 6:30 am–7 pm
Gourmet coffee drinks, pastries, salads and sandwiches.

Mixt $$
Monday through Friday 11 am–4 pm
Design-your-own salads, made with farm-fresh ingredients. Dine in/take out.


LACMA Café $
Now relocated near the Stark Bar, with new hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11 am–5 pm
Wednesday: 11 am–3 pm
Friday: 11 am–7 pm
Saturday, Sunday: 11 am–6 pm

LACMA Café service is now available from an Airstream trailer located on the museum campus near Ray's. This fast-casual outdoor dining experience offers an assortment of quality fare that marries California-fresh ingredients with classic diner fare. Enjoy gourmet burgers (including a vegetarian option), fries, salads, and hand-scooped ice cream floats. Museum admission is not required to visit LACMA Café.

C + M $
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11 am–6 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Friday: 11 am–7 pm
Saturday, Sunday: 10 am–6 pm

The baristas artistically present Intelligentsia coffee and espresso, alongside seasonal sandwiches, salads, organic milk sorbet, and a variety of fresh pastries.

Stark Bar $$$
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 11:30 am–6 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Friday 11:30 am–9pm

Saturday, Sunday 10 am–3 pm 
Handcrafted, seasonal cocktails and a dynamic menu of small plates.

Ray’s $$$
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 11:30 am–6 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Friday 11:30 am–9pm
Saturday, Sunday 10 am–3 pm 

Ray's has been hailed by AFAR as “one of the best museum restaurants around the globe” and by the Los Angeles Times as "a feast for the senses." Led by executive chef Fernando Darin, the globally inspired California-fresh menu includes dishes from the restaurant’s wood-burning oven and grill, with an emphasis on farm-to-table and seasonal fare. Ray’s also offers seasonal cocktails, a California-centric wine list, and artisanal beers and spirits.

Wilshire/Fairfax Food Trucks $–$$
Monday through Friday Lunch 11 am–3 pm (Approx.)
One of the most popular spots for food trucks in the city! A variety of food food trucks are available along Wilshire Blvd.