Museum Free Hours and Admission

There are a lot of ways to see the Museum for free.

We celebrate the diversity of our audiences and are committed to doing so with equity, accessibility, and inclusion in mind. We aim to serve our community and offer a variety of programs to see the Museum for free.

Free Museum Admission Daily For   

  • NHMLAC Members
  • LA County Residents M-F from 3-5 pm
  • CA EBT cardholders with ID
  • California PreK–12 teachers with ID
  • Active or retired United States military with ID
  • Children 2 and under

Tickets are available onsite only and do not include admission to the 3D theater or Encounters Show.

Free Hours for L.A. County Residents

L.A. County residents receive free Museum Admission 3-5 pm Monday through Friday.

Free L.A. County Resident tickets are available from 3-5pm Monday through Friday at any museum ticketing desk or kiosk.

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