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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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Awesome day just relaxing and wandering the grounds

My neighbor got a living social deal for 3 people admit. It's 10 bucks to park. Go early. easy traffic and it gets crowded after noon or 1. The Butterfly pavilion is opening this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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North Hollywood, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My neighbor got a living social deal for 3 people admit. It's 10 bucks to park. Go early. easy traffic and it gets crowded after noon or 1. The Butterfly pavilion is opening this week I think but there were SO MANY BUTTERFLIES and Hummingbirds outside it was beautiful. Such cool plants outside too. AND a HUGE Rose garden. inside... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Great Natural History Museum - good exhibition on the history of LA, and a particularly impressive dinosaur section. Which is what everyone wants in this sort of place, isn't it.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The Southwestern Museum of History has an extensive collection of Native American artifacts and historical documents relating to California history going back to 1800. They have a historical documents room that contains photographic history collections equal to none. Containing original glass plate and daguerreotype plates, the viewers can get a feeling of what the old time photographers went through to... More 

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Dundalk, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My son just loves dinosaurs, so while in the science museum we took the opportunity to visit the Natural History also, and we weren't disappointed. There was a $35 entrance fee for the family of 2 adults, 2 children, but I gladly pay it to see their Fossils and Dino exhibit. But it doesn't end there, there is a Dino... More 

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santa cruz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This museum is great for kids and adults alike, here is something everyone will like. My daughter joined and takes her toddler every couple of weeks. He loves the dinosaurs. I enjoyed seeing the stuffed African mammals, most of which I had never heard of. You can easily spend many hours here and there are nice outdoor places for when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We brought our youngest grand child here when she was 3 but she was overwhelmed with the dinosaur exhibit. We brought her back now she is 6 and her older sister is 12. They both loved it! So very much to see. The exhibits are appealing to all. Bathrooms are a bit of a problem always lines and a wait.... More 

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Waimea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I visited this museum with my husband, a biologist who is very picky about his science. He gave it four thumbs up, if you count mine. We loved the old museum feel of the entrance with dueling dinos and then the rotunda with the incredible stained glass dome three floors up in a magnificent ceiling. The dinosaur exhibit was outstanding,... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I had a chance to take a tour with a palaeontologist and had lots of fun learning new things about this hug creatures.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

but look, don't get your hopes up toooo much about the Birds area; could be the one person in the world who maintains it has simply taken a year or two off, flown the coop, etc. What a shame!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great museum. Lots to see and explore. They have a lot of dinosaurs too and the butterfly garden was my favorite.

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