Natural History Museum to Open Outdoor Spider Pavilion on October 25


Connect with nature in the heart of L.A.

The seasonal Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum (NHM) will open to the public for limited days and hours from October 25 through November 29, 2020, with previews for members and invited community partners beginning October 22. The opening of the Spider Pavilion follows the successful run of the Natural History Museum Butterfly Pavilion, which extended its dates to October 11 due to popular demand.

The Spider Pavilion features several hundred orbweaver spiders in an outdoor enclosure filled with plants, natural light, and spacious pathways that allow visitors to safely connect with nature in the heart of Los Angeles.

This outdoor museum experience gives visitors the opportunity to walk among spiders and their amazing webs, observe enclosed habitats that are home to tarantulas, wolf spiders, and jumping spiders, and talk to educators about the different species, their urban environment, and the natural pest control that spiders provide. NHMLAC has implemented COVID-related health and safety protocols in accordance with Los Angeles County Public Health Department, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and California State guidelines to protect visitors, staff and the community. Measures include limiting the number of people inside the pavilion, requiring advance timed-ticket reservations for the Pavilion and parking, mandatory face coverings for staff and visitors of 2 years and older, signage to enforce physical distancing and a one-way path through the Nature Gardens to the Pavilion. Parts of NHM’s 3.5-acre Nature Gardens will continue to be open. The indoor Museum will remain closed until further notice in accordance with California and Los Angeles County public health orders.  

WHERE: The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90007  

DAYS & HOURS: Open to non-members Thursdays through Sundays from 11:20 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as of October 25 Member and Invited Community Partner Previews: Thursday, October 22, Friday, October 23, and Saturday, October 24, from 9:40 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

TICKETS & PARKING: Spider Pavilion tickets are $6 and include Nature Garden access before timed entry to the Pavilion (FREE for members and invited community partners) The first batch of tickets will go live on Wednesday, October 14 at noon PDT . There is no general admission fee. Passes for NHM’s Car Park must be pre-paid and will be sold online to avoid in-person transactions or handling of paper, and to be touchless in payment. Please check the NHMLA website for parking prices and details. Cash will be accepted onsite, but touchless transactions are preferred  


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