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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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Address: 900 Exposition Blvd., Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone Number: +1 213-763-3466
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Discover your world past and present. See dinosaurs in our new Dinosaur...

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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Really great museum!

What a beautiful facility. Visited with my 6 year old boys. They're not only dinosaur nuts, but anything in nature. The prehistoric mammals section was great, as were the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful facility. Visited with my 6 year old boys. They're not only dinosaur nuts, but anything in nature. The prehistoric mammals section was great, as were the dioramas of modern animals. We spent some time with the minerals/stones checking out meteorites, gold and more. Once we went upstairs, we discovered a great display on birds as well as... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited on an unusually cold and wet day in Los Angeles when I still wanted to get out of the house. The natural history museum is a two floor assortment of exhibits. There's the dinosaurs, north american animals, rainforest and birds, history of LA and gems (my personal favourite). I spent a good 3 hours here and really enjoyed... More 

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Irvine, California
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171 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The location is great, paid $12 parking and a few museums nearby. If you plan well, you might can do 2-3 museum in a day. We went to this place during the free entrance. The line was freaking long so we bought membership instead. It was miles long of line at front, when we went for a walk at the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great attraction for young & old. Lots of different exhibits - young kids (& some older 'kids') will love the Dinosaur Hall. We loved the Mummies exhibition (now finished).

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Calabasas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is great! Being a California native I'm always looking for things to do that are fun and informative. This place delivered on all levels. The dinosaur exhibit was what I went for but I came away with learning about California and mummies as well. Their staff was really helpful and they had expert knowledge that they shared with... More 

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Eastvale, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a Must See for anyone especially the young ones. They have impressive dinosaur bones that are beautifully displayed. My kids enjoyed the interactive games in the Dino Hall. Their lifelike animals from Africa and North America are out of this world. Their Gem and mineral collections are amazing. They have over night Dino Camps that are filled with... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelled on the metro from Hollywood for a few dollars on a Tap Card. Drops you about 100 metres from the museum. 12 dollars each for entry and had food in the cafe immediately - which was OK. The museum itself has the usual mix of archaeological dinosaur displays through to stuffed mammals. There were archaeologists floor walking and one... More 

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Mandan, North Dakota, United States
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 4 year old on his first big out of state vacation. The musuem has so much to look at. Almost too much for a four year old. The mummy exhibit was great but a little spooky for our son. Lots of interactive things to do. Real bugs, things to touch, screens to learn etc. Outside has a... More 

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New Zealand
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place, so much information and well preserved fossils and taxidermy. Would have liked to have spent longer but we were taking too long gendering and they closed very quickly!!!

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Bradley, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who does not like to see dinosaur bones. We were also honored to see the Mummy Exhibit while it was there. This was extraordinary, a little creepy, but still extraordinary.

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