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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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900 Exposition Blvd, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007-4057
+1 213-763-3466
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Discover your world past and present. See dinosaurs in our new Dinosaur Hall, including the world’s only Tyrannosaurus rex growth series. Get the behind- the- scenes look at how scientists work on fossils at our Dino Lab. See 240 specimens, including skeletons from mastodons to whales, animal dioramas from North American and Africa, and more.Stroll through our extensive Nature Gardens, and discover true stories about plants and animals in our Nature Lab. See and touch more than 2,000 spectacular specimens displayed in our Gem and Mineral Hall, and enter into the vault to view diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and other exquisite gems. Our Butterfly and Spider Pavilions are open seasonally. Here you can wander through the changing ecosystem with over 30 species of fluttering butterflies all around you, or witness arachnids up close and personal.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
900 Exposition Blvd, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007-4057
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum for all ages, adults and children alike. The Taxidermy sections are very impressive. Allow 2-3 hours for a visit if it's your first time. Free admission on the first Tuesday of every month (except for July and August). You can take the expo...More

Thank souseyeh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is just for the Becoming LA Exhibit, because I became too engrossed in it to see anything else. This exhibit follows Los Angeles from just before European contact until modern day. It does an excellent job of showing the contributions of different ethnic...More

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited many natural history museums at other cities nothing is special here except the gems and minerals section . I was very disappointed as there was no luggage store to keep my bag so i had to carry it through my visit!!

Thank Mohammed_Tarek_1987
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

was not expecting it to be nice especially with a toddler. went in the afternoon, it was really nice. dinosaurs and other exhibit were really nice. the animal exhibits looked very lively. even the garden to showcase self grown vegetables was nice. when coming here...More

Thank vkailash
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here because our son is studying Paleontology at University. We are so glad we went, it was amazing for our whole family. Admission was cheap too.

Thank MrsMorgan77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have so nice stuff in here. Nice bones and Dinosaurs. Was not to crowded. The only issue was the food was not that good.

Thank firebear1961
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love dinosaurs then this museum is for you! From Pleosaurs to T-Rex relatives, to stegosaurus it's all here. The history of California is interesting, how people survived before irrigation, the gold rush and growth after. The rocks and crystals were cool too. Combine...More

Thank Burgi_11
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Another good Natural History Museum. Nothing more then the usual Natural Museum but well worth a visit, especially the Dinosaurs Hall and the dioramas.

Thank Pierre B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I really enjoyed the different halls on mammals, dinosaurs, gems and minerals, and LA County history. I think I ended up spending the most time in the gems and minerals hall, but of course the dinosaurs and extinct animals halls were exciting too! We were...More

Thank Annalida500
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Near the California Science Center, this museum has an excellent dinosaur area, as well as other exhibits. When we were there there were several docents in the dinosaur area available for questions - that was great. Other areas too, we only had time to quickly...More

Thank brwerner
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20 July 2017|
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Response from Juliane C | Reviewed this property |
Traffic in Los Angeles is unpredictable. I think 1 1/2 should be plenty of time.
13 April 2017|
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Response from Gteanio | Reviewed this property |
Should be good. Most areas have elevators. Be ready for lots of walking. Well worth the visit. Hope you have a good time.
8 October 2016|
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Response from NHMLAC | Property representative |
You can park in the Natural History Museum's parking lot for $12 for the full day. Across the street on Bill Robertson Ln is also $12 (cash) it's called Lot 3.