Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Where is Exposition Park located?

Exposition Park is located south of downtown Los Angeles at the corner of 39th Street and Figueroa Street, west of the Harbor 110 Freeway.

For GPS directions use the following address:

700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, California 90037

What are the park hours?

Normal Operating Hours are 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.*

Please note that hours are subject to change on special event dates.

*Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year

Where can I eat around Exposition Park?

The California Science Center and Natural History Museum* each have food service options on-site open during normal museum hours and serving a variety of food including burgers, sandwiches, salads and wraps.

In addition, Exposition Park is home to The Fields LA food hall open 7 days a week with a variety of family friendly cuisine offering and Free Play Restaurant open Wednesday through Sunday at 5:00p.m. offering nostalgic American comfort foods and vintage arcade games.

*Admission ticket required to enter the Natural History Museum.

Are dogs allowed?

Pets must be on a leash at all times and are not to be left unattended. Please pick up after your pet animals.

Do you sell an all-inclusive package that includes admission to all the museums in Exposition Park?

Museums have separate admission fees. Please refer to our Venues page for links to contact them directly.

Who do we contact to report an incident?

The Department of Public Safety can be reached at (213) 744-7412.


Parking and Transportation

Where is the best place to park? What is the cost for parking?

The Visitor Parking Structure is open daily and can be accessed through 39th Street and Figueroa Street. Surrounding lots in Exposition Park are not open daily but may be available for select events.

Parking is CASH ONLY.

Daily Museum Parking: $12.00
Special Event Parking (starting at): $15.00
School (Pre-K/K-12) Buses: $12.00
Regular and Charter Buses: $30 (per space)
Oversized Vehicles: $30 (per space)

How much is parking during football games (USC or Rams)?

Parking for USC/Rams are permit parking only and issued by USC or Rams respectively.

Do you allow “in and out” for parking?

Parking tickets are for same day use only. Overnight parking is not permitted.

Is there a place for electric cars to connect to an energy source? If so, where is it located and how long can I use it?

EV Charging is available in the Visitor Parking Structure and can be found on the north side of Levels A and B. These can be used for the duration of your stay.

Are there height and weight restrictions in the Visitor Parking Structure?

The Visitor Parking Structure has a height restriction of 8’2″ for levels A through C.

Please note: Level D of the parking structure has a height restriction of 7’0″.

Where is ADA parking located?

The Visitor Parking Structure has ADA spaces on all floors and includes two elevators: one on the south-west corner and the other on the north side near the A-12 Blackbird.

Is there convenient public transportation to the park?

The Metro Expo Line (806) includes a stop at Exposition Park (Expo Park/USC Station) which is just north of the Rose Garden.

Is there a drop off area? / Is there a drop off area for Uber and Lyft  (ride-share)?

On non-event dates, we can accommodate drop offs on Exposition Park Drive directly in front of either the California Science Center or Natural History Museum.

Please note that road closures and event traffic patterns impact/impede drop off locations.

Do you have bicycle racks in the park?

Bicycle racks can be found at some park venues, including the Banc of California Stadium, California Science Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.



Is picnicking allowed in the park and are picnic tables available?

Yes picnicking is allowed. Most picnic tables can be found on State Drive between the California Science Center and Rose Garden.

Do you have rental spaces for small birthday parties?

Jesse Brewer Park has been used for small birthday parties and is a shared space for  the public. Use is on a first come first serve basis. Please note that inflatables are not permitted.

To reserve ALL of Jesse Brewer Park for an event, please contact our events team.

Contact: Rosemary Jimenez
Phone: (213) 744-7461

Are drones allowed?

No flying of remote controlled aircraft of any kind is permitted.

Can I film/photograph in the Rose Garden (i.e. engagement/wedding photos, portraits, school assignment, independent film, etc.)?

For information please contact the EXPO Center (L.A. Parks):

Contact: EXPO Center
Phone: (213) 763-0114

Do you have any special events?

Public and private events take place in the park.

Please refer to the Calendar of Events page for more information.