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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

900 Exposition Blvd., Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007
213-763-3466
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Ranked #12 of 384 attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The county's natural history museum has a new Dinosaur Hall containing three T. rex specimens. Children will enjoy the interactive Discover Center and... more » Owner description: The county's natural history museum has a new Dinosaur Hall containing three T. rex specimens. Children will enjoy the interactive Discover Center and live animal and story presentations. « less
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Okayama, Japan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great, educational museum which is made for people of all ages. Huge part devoted to dinosaurs but does include other animals. It took us about 4 hours to complete the museum however did take a lunch break which helped out.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful time at the museum... dinosaur exhibit is fantastic and the rest of the exhibits were excellent too... great for families of all ages... something for everyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We got combo tickets with the Page Museum to see the La Brea Tar Pits which was a good value. The dinosaur and mammal exhibits were excellent, but the rest of the museum was a bit dated. Still excellent value for the money, we're happy we went!

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America's Finest City
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Thanks LA for making this museum free to teachers..just bring proof since it's not posted. Loved the new Dinosaur Hall!

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a musuem that should be visited if you are already at the California Science Center. This musuem is the largest on the west coast and their dinosaur collection is beyond belief. My favorites were the main one near the lobby and the three t-rex's in the dinosaur are an amazing display.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited this museum and i was actually amazed with the displays. It was so much that i would expect of a museum. We were greeted by huge dinosaur skeletons above our head from the entrance :) It was certainly a great work for them to preserved the dinosaur skeletons, the fossils found. There were also so many other animals... More

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Tracy, California
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This museum is the largest natural and historical museum in the Western United States with an active research center. It maintains more than 33 million remarkable, assortment of specimens and artifacts covering 4.5 billion years of history. This one of a kind building was constructed of marble walls, domed, and with a colonnaded rotunda, is on the National Register of... More

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Merced, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This museum was nothing short of amazing. Our family loved it. We plan to go again. You can definitely spend a entire day there. The dinosaur exists were so cool and I loved how they have the second story floor looking into the room so you can see the skeletons at a whole different angle. We loved many of the... More

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Mojave California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is an old museum, so some of the exhibits are a bit dated but are good examples of how taxidermy was displayed in the 20th Century. Still the dioramas (mammals and such) are interesting to look at. The highlight of the museum is the minerals and gems; don't miss the gem vault. Beautiful collection of many different gems and... More

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you like dinosaurs, of course this is the place to go -- on Expo and Vermont they have a huge Dueling Dinos statue (T. rex and a triceratops going at it) and when you go inside the Grand Foyer there are the skeletons in the same pose, the new Dino Hall is really well done, and even on a... More

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