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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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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: 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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Dinos!

Huge dinosaur collection, well arranged and informative. The kids loved it. It also has a bunch of animal displays (by world region). I liked the gem collection too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Huge dinosaur collection, well arranged and informative. The kids loved it. It also has a bunch of animal displays (by world region). I liked the gem collection too.

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Fair Oaks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

What a amazing place. My two boys were in dinosaur heaven. Will be back next time in town. The exhibits were great.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It was my son's first time at seeing dinosaur bones and he was so excited!! He loved touching the bones and watching the video clips they have playing. He loves gems and loved their gem vault. It was all neat! Only part I thought was cheesy was the room with caged centipedes and stuffed animals.

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Phuket, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Pro: 1. Location: Close to the California Science Center(CSC). But I would personally recommend spending more time at CSC. 2. The LA history exhibition is educational. Tourist can learn about history of this region. The local people can see things, picture that are parts of the history. 3. Dinosaurs part is good. 4. Gems and mineral hall is good, as... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great exhibits. Children love this museum. butterfly pavilion is a lot of fun. New gardens surround the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the trip to the natural history museum of los angeles, and my son and my niece really like the trip to the museum

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

If you are in LA then please don't miss this visit! The Natural History museum is an open field for curious minds and young kids!' Our 6 yr old had a great time with the free shows, butterfly garden and lovely demonstrations!

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

Thank you for including us on your visit. We are very happy you enjoyed your time at the Museum More 

woodland hills, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I grew up in L.A., so I've been going to this museum since I was a kid (& most of it has not changed). If you're going to the Ca Science Center, then it's worth a visit, but I wouldn't say drive all the way down to USC just to go to this museum.

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

Sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. The Museum has been around for over 103 years. We do have a lot of our iconic exhibits, but have been constantly updating and making changes over the past few years. The downstairs Nature Lab was added a few years ago as you noticed, and we transformed the old parking lot into 3.5 acres... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Plenty of interactive exhibits, but I still love the dioramas from the "old school" days from when I was coming up. Great fossils (the whale in the entrance) and the dino in the lobby. Take the kids and be sure to visit the butterfly garden or bug stuff (in season).

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

Yes, lots of bug stuff. From the Butterfly Pavilion, discovery center, Nature Lab and all that's buzzing in our Nature Gardens. More 

Garden Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

There is so much to do and see here that you should spend several hours. The hall of Dinosaurs is amazing enough that you could spend several hours in this exhibit alone. The kids and you will both love it.

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Additional Information about Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Address: Address: 900 Exposition Blvd., Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone Number: +1 213-763-3466
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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