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Unless stated otherwise, ALL general meetings of the Los Angeles Mycological Society are held in the Times-Mirror Meeting Room at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90007

VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE!!  Due to construction at the Natural History Museum, effective January 2015 the entrance we use to access the Times-Mirror Room has CHANGED.  Please read the updated directions below as well as the maps provided to save yourself time and needless exertion.


Important Note to LAMS members and other meeting attendees who may be using an old map: People who are unfamiliar with the area should be aware that the short stretch of Menlo Ave. near the Museum and Exposition Park has now been renamed Bill Robertson Lane, and street signs have been changed accordingly.

General Meetings:
From the Harbor Freeway, I-110, EXIT at Exposition Blvd.  There is a stoplight at the bottom of the offramp.  CROSS Figueroa Boulevard at an angle and go WEST on Exposition Boulevard past the Museum of Science and Industry.  After about 4 blocks you will reach Bill Robertson Lane where there is a stoplight, just past a bronze sculpture of two dinosaurs on the south side of Exposition Blvd at the corner of Exposition and Bill Robertson Lane.

Beginning with the January, 2013 meeting we will begin using the Museum parking lot we used until May, 2009.  This lot is east of Bill Robertson Lane at the northwest corner of the Museum.  The entrance is approximately 100 feet south of Exposition Boulevard  The new lot is adjacent to the Museum and is more secure than where we presently park and will also not require a crossing of Bill Robertson Lane as in the past.  Please do not park in the "EVENT PARKING" lot on the west side of Bill Robertson Lane that we have used for the past three years.

UPDATED January 2015: Due to construction at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, our normal entry point at the southwest corner museum has been changed.  The meeting room is still the same, but getting to it involves a different route.  Links to directions and diagrams are included here to help you navigate to the proper destination.  It seems that the best parking spots will be at the east end of the parking lot where we have been parking this season farthest from Bill Robertson Lane.  If you arrive on time there will probably be other people to help find the correct paths.

LATEST UPDATE October 2015: The route to the Times Mirror Room is still circuitous, and after-hours guests still need to enter the Museum through the huge glass pavilion on the north side of the building and hike through the halls. However, on entering the CarPark you will see a gate directly ahead at the bottom of the ramp leading to the lower level of the garage. A door in the gate is quite near the entrance to the pavillion. There is no need to walk through the Nature Garden. If in doubt, ask the guard in the security booth for directions.



Times Mirror Room Map From the North Staff Entrance, proceed according to the diagram past the museum café (NHM Grill), along a staff corridor and past two sets of swinging doors. At the top of a ramp, which you will see ahead, another set of doors takes you outside the building. Signs will direct you to a door leading back into the building. It provides access to the back of the Times Mirror Room and also (via the auditorium) to the TMR Annex.  PDF of this map here.

A vicinity map of the Natural History Museum is here.


The directions for forays are accessed from the Calendar and are included on the page describing the foray, if there is one.

Created in January 2002.  Last update October 18,  2015.  Contact the webmaster.
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