As one of L.A.'s oldest museums, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has over 100 years of experience in making a moment last forever. The museum offers two distinct museum venues that inspire a sense of wonder, discovery, and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds. Guests can dance with dueling dinos, dine in the Western Plains, sip cocktails by the pond in their very own personal garden, or party surrounded by mammoths and saber toothed tigers, providing guests with an incredible experience and long-lasting memories.
Walk back in time over 100 years to stand in the Rotunda, the museum’s original Beaux Arts entrance. It was featured in the 2002 Spider-Man film. You can spy Peter Parker and his classmates walking through the iconic space as they tour a science lab.
"Getting married at the Natural History Museum was such a memorable experience. The ceremony was in the African Mammal Hall. With the right lighting and minimal floral arrangements, it looked absolutely incredible. It felt so warm and intimate. Our guests were equally enthused—pretty much everyone we talked to said it was the best wedding they have ever been to. So much of that was about the uniqueness of the venue." —Catherine Thomas, Wedding Wire Review
We welcome events of all kinds, including corporate dinners and holiday parties, nonprofit fundraisers, lectures, and life cycle celebrations such as weddings, anniversary parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, and more. Whether your tastes lean toward the classical architecture of the Rotunda in our 1913 building or our majestic Grand Foyer, or the dramatic tableaux of our diorama halls, you can let your imagination run wild. Classical or quirky, your event promises to be one that’s special and unique.
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|Natural History Museum of Los Angeles: Entire Space
|Natural History Museum of Los Angeles: African Mammal Hall
|Natural History Museum of Los Angeles: Grand Foyer
|Natural History Museum of Los Angeles: North American Mammal Hall (Level 1)
|Natural History Museum of Los Angeles: Haaga Family Rotunda
|Natural History Museum of Los Angeles: North American Mammal Hall (Level 2)
|Natural History Museum of Los Angeles: Otis Booth Pavilion