Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Exposition Park located?

Exposition Park is located south of downtown Los Angeles and west of the 110 Harbor Freeway. Parking areas can be accessed at the intersection of 39th and Figueroa Streets or at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Hoover Street.

For GPS directions, use the following address:

700 Exposition Park Drive

Los Angeles, California 90037

What are the park hours?

Normal operating hours are from 8:00am to 10:00pm. Please note that these hours are subject to change on special event days.

Is there anywhere to eat at the park?

Exposition Park is home to the California Science Center and the Natural History Museum both have food service options that are open during normal museum hours. Visit their websites for more information.

Picnicking is also allowed in the park. Most picnic tables can be found south of the Rose Garden and north of the California Science Center.

Are dogs allowed?

All pets must be kept on a leash at all times and must not be left unattended. Out of respect for other guests, please pick up after your animals.

Are all-inclusive packages that include admission to all of the museums in Exposition Park available for purchase?

Each museum handles its own admissions fees. Please contact them directly for more information.

Where is the best place to park?

Please refer to our parking page for more information.

Is Exposition Park accessible by public transportation?

Yes. The Metro Expo Line includes a stop at Exposition Park. Use the Expo Park/USC station, located just north of the Exposition Park Rose Garden. The park is also accessible via several Metro Bus routes and LA County Department of Transportation DASH bus. Plan your trip by visiting Metro LA’s website or by visiting LADOT’s website.

Is there a specific rideshare pick up and drop off area?

On non-event days, we can accommodate drop-offs on Exposition Park Drive, directly in front of either the California Science Center or the Natural History Museums. Rideshare pick ups should be hailed from outside the park. Please note that on event days, pick ups and drop offs cannot be accommodated in the park and event day traffic patterns may impact or impede locations.

Are there bicycle racks in the park?

Bicycle racks can be found at multiple park venues including BMO Stadium, the California Science Center, the Natural History Museum and the California African American Museum,

Are spaces available to rent?

Yes. Please refer to our Rental Areas page to learn about available areas or contact our Events Team by emailing or by calling (213) 744-7461.

Are drones allowed on Exposition Park property?

Drones are only allowed on park property with the appropriate permits. For more information email or call (213) 744-7461.

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

The Rose Garden is operated and maintained by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. For more information, please contact EXPO Center directly by calling (213) 763-0114.

When do special events take place at Exposition Park?

Exposition Park is constantly busy with public and private events. Please refer to our Master Calendar of Events for the most up-to-date information.