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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

900 Exposition Blvd., Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007
+1 213-763-3466
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Ranked #18 of 397 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Natural History Museums
Fee: Yes
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... more » 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. « less
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Los Angeles
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109 reviews 109 reviews
31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed visiting the museum - lots of different exhibits. Kids will like the dinosaurs and the animal exhibits. Plenty to see and lots of fun.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is perfect for kids and adults alike. My toddler loves coming here to see all the creatures in the nature lab as well as the dinosaurs. It's a beautiful building located in a beautiful park. And the staff is very friendly. I always learn something new when I come and I often bring out of town visitors. If... More

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Asheville
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This museum is great. My 5 year old loved it. Impressive collection of Dinosaur bones including 3 T Rex at different ages. Very impressive.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed my experience at this museum. It had an impressive gem and mineral collection and a really great dinosaur fossil collection! The building itself is impressive and I could have spent the entire day there. Although I'm not a fan of taxidermy, I have to admit the collection of mammals (North American, African, etc.) is quite fantastic.

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NHMLAC, Manager at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit! More

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This natural history Museum has a variety of rooms with various themes. They have ancient art, Jems , dinosaur bones, etc. Parking is about $10 and highly suggested. It is by USC and although the surrounding cities have a high crime rates this particular area tends to be safer. There are many tourist and I have never had a problem.... More

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had plan to visit the Science Center in LA but decided to see this first since we parked in the museum parking lot. And we were glad we did because the Natural History Museum was very inspiring in learning about LA and its surrounding area.

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NHMLAC, Manager at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, responded to this review

We are happy you got to visit us here at the Museum. We hope we gave you a good inside look into Los Angeles and the natural history of the world. More

Palm Springs, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The exhibits are well organized, and a nice selection of items to look at. Spaced very well so I never felt crowded, even though there were quite a few people there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love the Natural History Museum. It always has something new to see & learn about. Past & present is represented.

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NHMLAC, Manager at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. That's what we aim for. Plus we'll be getting a new temporary exhibit soon. More

Woodland Hills,CA
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I would recommend becoming a member if you plan to go more than once a year. It is definitely worth it. There is always something exciting going on and plenty to enjoy. I usually combine it with a visit to the Science Museum- it is doable in a day. I love the new outdoors area and the entire lower floor.... More

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Covina, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a great museum where you can enjoy a whole day. dinosaur, mammals, minerals and diamonds... Lots of stuffs to see. I spent a whole day in the building. Parking is easy except for game day( This museum is so close to USC stadium. In game day, parking is difficult. You can chose metro line to go there instead.)... More

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NHMLAC, Manager at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes, it is a lot easier to take the Metro on USC game days - good call out. There is a lot to do at Expostion Park - so it is a great way to make a day out of your visit. More

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