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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Address: 900 Exposition Blvd., Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone Number: +1 213-763-3466
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Ranked #15 of 696 things to do in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural history museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Discover your world past and present. See dinosaurs in our new...
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Type: Natural history museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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Mendham, NJ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Lots of interesting things to see. Loved the edible garden. No to large that you feel overwhelmed. Beautiful setting. Parking nearby.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I took my son since he is a dinosaur lover. Just to see his face of amazement, was truly wonderful. I would love to come back again. The exhibits are amazing. It's very educational and over all amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great exhibits and the museum is constantly being upgrade. Recommend weekends because there are a lot of school field trips there during the week.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is quite a gem. One can spend hours here simply enjoying all it has to offer. The gem/mineral exhibit is unbelievable, simply world class. Yeah, some of the dioramas are a little cheesy but the general theme of the facility just oozes history. There is a lot more to see on that campus, take time to visit the... More 

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Victorville, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hi everyone! Wow, awesome opportunity came my way to buy this membership for $80..covers 2 adults.up to 4 children plus an extra floating card for anyone you wish to invite. So on jan 28,2015 we took our first visit...parking just $10. Number 1: we were treated with amazing respect and enlightened with all our new benefits inc. a members lounge... More 

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

Welcome to our family! The Butterfly Pavilion is a must do, you and your children will have a lot of fun when you come back for this. Don't forget to visit the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits if you haven't already, it is also included in your Membership. See you soon! More 

Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Really great free attraction. Multiple museums in one location. I am spoiled by History museum in NY city so just gave it 4 stars.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our last visit here was 30 years ago, and unfortunately our planning was off and the museum was closed. This visit was planned much better, arriving mid-morning and not having anything locked-in afterward, we spent 2.5 hours exploring the museum and surrounds. The exhibits were well presented, a one hour (free with admission) guided tour went through the grounds, well... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A wonderland literally! Fun and FUN and informative!! Dinosaur exhibit incredible, and friendly helpful staff guide you through

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San Bernardino, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is ideal for weekend get-a-away with family and friends. We had so much fun and learned so much visiting this place. Highly recommended.

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Santa Barbara, CA
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The museum reminded me of a mini version of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum when you first walk in. If anyone is into dinosaur's this has an excellent section of a multitude of exhibits. Very good. The museum has many exhibits to view. And the gem/mineral area is awesome. As well as the bird section. There is a lot to... More 

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

So happy you enjoyed your visit! More 

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