Our museums remain closed due to COVID-19. While LA County Public Health has entered Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery, allowing for the reopening of museums on June 12, our museums are still slowly welcoming back staff and are in the process of planning for new health and safety protocols in our galleries and gardens. Therefore, we will not be reopening until later in the summer. Sign up here to be the first to know when we will safely re-open to the public and in the meantime, stay connected from home.

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!