Beginning April 8, we will reopen our doors to gradually welcome back guests inside our museum, starting with previews for members and community partners. Advanced timed tickets are required for entry and are now available online.  See NHMLAC's response to 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!