Special Events and Filming


A Unique Venue in the Heart of Miracle Mile

Are you and your sweetie "stuck" on each other? Fancy dancing with the dire wolves? Then the world-famous La Brea Tar Pits and Museum is the perfect location to take your event from modest to "mammoth"! Whether your guests are enjoying a seated dinner next to Ice Age fossils or taking a romantic stroll through our open-air atrium, your event will truly be one-of-a-kind!

If you need an outdoor space, consider the beautifully landscaped grounds of the surrounding Hancock Park. Music festivals, pet adoption fairs and concerts have found the park to be a welcoming venue for any kind of outdoor occasion.

The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum is open to the public seven days a week, from 9:30 am - 5 pm. Although there are some conference spaces available in the daytime, most private events take place at or after 6 pm. Events in the park can run throughout the day and must end no later than 10 pm.

Check out the Amazing Events blog for the latest photos and stories of all the spectacular events at the La Brea Tar Pits Museum and NHM!

The Special Events office is open Tuesday through Saturday. Hours vary depending on event schedules and location. Making an appointment for a site visit is highly recommended. For questions, or to schedule a site visit, please call (213) 763-3221 or e-mail specialevents@nhm.org.