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“Pretty good, but comparable to a lot of natural history museums in big cities”

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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Admission: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Ranked #14 of 554 things to do in Los Angeles
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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“Pretty good, but comparable to a lot of natural history museums in big cities”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

I wouldn't make a special trip for it again, but it's definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. The outside gardens are nice, too. Maybe I'm a little spoiled being in DC and going to NY regularly, so I'd call it nice but not extra special.

Visited August 2011
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“Natural History Museum”
Reviewed 29 March 2012

One of the great museums in Exposition Park near USC. The Natural History Museum has wonderful exhibits for everyone in the family. The African American and Science Museums are also worthh visiting.

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“Back to the Past”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

The dinosaur exhibit is fantastic. Also, save some time to walk through the Rose Gardens next door.

Visited December 2011
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“Awesome Dinosaur Hall”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

The fairly new Dinosaur Hall is so great. The information is well organized so it is easy to see and connect the evolution of these amazing creatures. My family and I also love the T-Rex exhibit where we can see an archeologist at work. There are many other exhibit at this museum that are so fascinating. The interactive room is big and airy. Great place to get the kids touching all sorts of things. Go when the outdoor Butterfly or Spider exhibit is on.

Visited January 2012
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“Lots of things to see; very well done”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

A painless way to view ancient natural history of the past and present...

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