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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 #15 of 389 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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England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The children loved this museum, as always dinosaurs a big hit, as were the gems and crystals. We arrived in the afternoon at about 4pm and were disappointed to only have an hour.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

My friend and I stopped by this museum while we had a break time after lunch, pretty interesting to see dinosaur skeletons in here with other fossils of animals. The entrance fee is only symbolical, worthwhile to visit!

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Interesting exhibits displayed in beautiful surroundings. Can easily spend 2 or 3 hours here. Cafe on sight has good choice and is reasonably priced.

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Bakersfield, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We took our seven-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter here in the beginning of August. It was only $34.00 for all four of us (plus $10.00 for parking), cheaper than a movie or a few games of bowling! It was amazing. Even my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and plan to take the kids back again sometime. The dinosaur fossils... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A opportunity to see close many fossil and modern animals in a science facility that also improve the ecological mind set.

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Elmira, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I had wanted to go here as well as to the LaBrea Tar Pits but we never made it to the tar pits. This was great though to see some of the dinosaur skeletons. It was nice that it was so close to the Science Center too!

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

We are happy you were able to make it here. Hopefully you will get to the Tar Pits on your next visit to Los Angeles. More

Compton, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I am told I take great photos, and this place was wonderful for my love of photography. I have been here twice. The first time was to take photos of the Butterfly exhibit, and the second to see the spiders which are only out for the month of October. I got some really great photos of both exhibits, and even... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a must visit for anyone coming to L.A. You won't see a museum like this anywhere in the world. Make sure to start with the La Brea tar pits, then when you go through the museum you can see real anthropologists at work on new finds. Kids and adults alike will love it.

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It may not be the Museum of Natural History in the big Apple, NYC, an almost magical place for children and an educational place for adults, but is is well worth a visit.

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Fresno, California, United States
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was visiting for a USC football game and had the morning open. Wandered over to the park and stumbled into the Endeavor exhibit. The exhibit itself is fascinating but it seemed as if it was dropped into the middle of the Eco exhibit. The flow was awkward and the signage was difficult to follow. The Eco exhibit was free... More

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