Vision | La Brea Tar Pits and Museum


Vision Statement

The mission of the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC) is to inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds.


Adventurous: We are curious and bold, with an insatiable desire to discover new ideas and knowledge. 

Inclusive: We foster and promote accessibility, collaboration, and respect for all both within NHMLAC and out in our community. 

Authentic: We inspire trust by sharing with our audiences our unparalleled collections and active research to help them better understand the world around them. 

Intentional: We are driven by our core principle of studying, educating, and inspiring audiences about our natural and cultural worlds. 


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Open daily 9:30 am - 5 pm, except for: 
New Year's Day (Jan 1), Independence Day (July 4), Thanksgiving (fourth Thurs. of Nov), and Christmas (Dec 25)