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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 #16 of 402 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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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 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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Chicago
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148 reviews 148 reviews
55 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The crown princes of any Natural History Musuem are dinosaurs, and this museum has a good collection. They have one section showing three T-Rexes - a child, an adolescent and an adult. In the center of the museum, there's another T-Rex wrasslin' with a triceratops. Upstairs, there's a "living dinosaurs" presentation I didn't discover until after they were finished for... More

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Tucson
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We loved the natural edible garden and the landscaping. We did not like the obvious holes in the LA history.

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Makati, Philippines
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This particular area is full of educational activities! You will go out of this museum enriched with knowledge, theories and history not just of LA but different aspects. I got to give it to my niece for totally having her time and enjoying every piece of artwork and how it affects our current society. This place reminds me or it... More

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Seal Beach, California
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16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We went here for the Veteran's Day holiday. I have not been here in years. This museum is part of the Exposition Park complex. The dinosaur exhibit was very nice. The gems & rocks display had a good variety of specimens. The early Los Angeles exhibit gave a good look into the history of the city. The museum is not... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The natural history museum is history in itself. The building and architecture is amazing! This is a must see in LA. We tend to be a society of tear down and rebuild so when I see amazing places that have stood the test of time and been preserved they need to be celebrated. This is one such place where both... More

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

Thank you for your review. I have forwarded your concerns to the propper departments. Thank you for letting us know. More

Loughborough, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Probably one of the best places that we visited in our 2 week stay, not too busy first thing then all the school children arrived and peace was shattered, all the staff that we interacted with were very knowledgeable and interesting, the huge dinosaur exhibits were truly breathtaking, didn't do the spider exhibit outside too scared, the rose garden also... More

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Mornings in the fall and summer are typically busy with school and camp groups. If you want a quieter visit, we recommend coming in the afternoon. More

Redondo Beach, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Going to the Natural History Museum is like visiting an old friend, even if you've never been here before. The new Dinosaur Exhibit is fabulous and well designed. The weekend live shows with people sized muppets about dinosaurs and the Ice Age are great for adults as well as kids. We went to the spider pavilion recently and saw some... More

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

Thank you for visiting us old friend More

Engadine, New South Wales, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Never have I seen such huge dinosaur skeletons!! Totally amazing! some of them came out of the Tar Pits. Lots of interesting exhibits, they had a special spider exhibit outside..we didnt go..hubby too scared LOL.Not a huge place but lots to see. Especially like the gem room..loads of cut diamonds and other gemstones. Cafe clean toilets small cost. This place... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place made for everyone! Adults will find a lot of new things, kids will learn a lot about history. New expositions opens regularly. Just enjoy!

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

Our new exhibition - Grandes Maestros: Great Masters of Iberoamerican Folk Art opens this Sunday! More

San Fernando, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My toddler loved it. Especialy that he is into dinosaurs! He had a fantastic time learning and playing with the interactive display.

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