Our museums will be closed until further notice to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Our first priority is the well-being and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers. Stay up to date with NHMLAC's response to COVID-19.​​​ Nuestros museos estarán cerrados hasta nuevo aviso para minimizar la propagación del COVID-19. Ve la respuesta de NHMLAC ante el coronavirus (COVID-19).

Grants and Opportunities

field school students using microscopes in the fossil lab tar pits


Are you a student who wants to visit the Rancho La Brea collections for your research? We now have small grants available through the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County. Click here to apply!


Volunteers help with a lot of our work behind the scenes at the excavation site, in the lab and in collections. No experience is necessary as we will train you. Please visit our Volunteer page for more information.


Support Rancho La Brea by making a donation to the Museum Fund today!