Get the Most From Your Natural History Museum Los Angeles Visit

It has been such a long time since we have had a fun day at a museum. Mostly because museums, including the Natural History Museum LA, were shut down for what felt like eons. It has been a rough year and a half for those of us who enjoy spending their free time wondering the halls of museums. I have to say, it felt like incredible to be back at the Natural History Museum with my boys.

Tip: To prepare for a long day of walking, talking, experimenting, and walking some more, I prepared with comfy footwear and my favorite pair of mom-jeans. The boys wore their most comfortable tennis shoes and light shorts and t-shirts. Being mom, of course I brought sweaters, but we did NOT have to use them.

Few things to remember:

  • Parking is $12 for the day. Tip: Park underground. It will keep your car nice and cool.

  • Expect a line to register, even if you purchased your tickets ahead of time. Tip: It gets hot in line, so bring hats and water.

  • All of the touch exhibits are still open, your kids will each receive a disposable stylus so that they can safely engage with all of the interactive exhibits.

What to Do

The very first thing we did was run to the interactive part of the museum, Nature Lab, where the boys watched ants, black and brown widow spiders, a rat, and all kids of other creepy crawlies that live WITH us in Los Angeles.