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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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Want to see dinosaurs? Then you have to visit this museum, it was amazing we loved it. And best of all the size of the museum is great not too big.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Want to see dinosaurs? Then you have to visit this museum, it was amazing we loved it. And best of all the size of the museum is great not too big.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Since the reopening of the dino exhibit, this museum is better than ever! Lots of fascinating exhibits for adults and children alike. I like to go into the gem vault. Lots of fun!

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The first area we checked out was of course the dinosaur exhibit, filled with fossils, information and friendly staff to answer our questions. Since we have visited the LA Science Center (Awesome, FREE museum!) several times and had walked by the LA Natural History Museum, my six year old has been asking to come here. The cost of admission is... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very interesting exhibits of presumably stuffed animals in their natural habitats. We passed a very enjoyable afternoon wandering around.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful museum! My son particularly liked the dinosaur exhibit and had quite a long chat with the docents there - they really know their dinosaurs! The museum is in a beautiful building and has a lot to see, with well thought out exhibits. There was also an area with live rats, ants and other creatures, which was also... More 

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La Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were very impressed by this museum. It has so many things. Our favorites were Dinosaur Hall and Gems and Minerals exhibits. Gems are so beautiful, I did not want to leave. We also took two free tours, Gallery Highlights and Gallery Highlights. Both were very interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent museum with well done exhibits. It is a little crowded during the school year with buses upon buses of school kids on field trips from all over the L.A. area, so plan your trip for the weekend or when school is on vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Definitely a place to visit. 2nd largest Natural History Museum with an outstanding Dinosaur exibition. Especially the T-Rex collection with 3 different age groups faszinated my boys. Also the butterfly pavillion was a pleasant surprise. Very friendly and supportive staff, very nice cafeteria for in between rest with special kid's meals. We spent quite some time there and will return... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

nice place, some stuff is really geared to a younger crowd like teeny kids, which i get, but i wish there was more advacned material for adults. free with EBT card which is always handy, and gift shop wasn't actually half bad. good day all together!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

AFter visiting the Science Center, be sure to have time to visit this place! Lots of rooms to please every interest in your group from dinosaurs to gems and minerals! It might be a little chilly due to the a/c so bring a light jacket/sweater/sweatshirt! Again, ask volunteers questions to help enhance what you are reading and looking at. Better... More 

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Additional Information about Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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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