Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) Next Campaign

The landmark Dinosaur Hall is the key to NHM Next Campaign, a public/private partnership that engages donors, philanthropic foundations, the County of Los Angeles, and the State of California.

Nearly 60% of the campaign’s $135 million goal has been raised to date. Physically, the transformation includes five new exhibitions, new visitor amenities, and a brand new outdoor component opening each year over the next three years.

The NHM Next Campaign’s components include:

• Winter 2010: The Ralph M. Parsons Discovery Center, the Museum’s beloved interactive learning space, moves to a newly light filled space in the renovated 1920’s Building overlooking the outdoor pavilions and Exposition Park’s South Lawn.

• Summer 2011: The highly-anticipated new Dinosaur Hall opens. A front entrance,
plaza, and pedestrian bridge leading to new entrance are also unveiled.

• 2011/2012: The North Campus opens, with 3.5 acres of green space filled with nature experiences, community science projects, and programming space.

• 2012: The Nature Lab, the indoor component to the North Campus, debuts.

• 2012: A new permanent exhibition exploring the natural and cultural history of Los Angeles and Southern California, opens.

• 2013: More gallery spaces are unveiled leading to the celebration of NHM’s centennial. By the time of this 100-year anniversary, the transformation is complete: The Museum is an inside/outside experience with improved visitor amenities (new stores, café, restrooms and elevators), and in all, 12 new galleries and five new exhibits have been opened.

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