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“A gem indeed for all ages” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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 #12 of 308 Attractions in Los Angeles
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.
Moorpark, California
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“A gem indeed for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

After many years, we ventured in to the Exposition Park with our visitors in tow and were richly rewarded for the various exhibits, The organization of exhibits is excellent The live show of Tyrannosaurus Rex was was with educational information and to hold the attenton entertaining. My grand daughter soaked up informatio on the T-Rex. The butterfly garden is good for the little ones.

Visited August 2011
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“Plan ahead”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

We rushed through the museum because we went near closing time.

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“Another good one”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

They have updated with dinosaur exhibits....very interesting if you take the time to read and really explore the museum...

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“Very nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

I really liked the new dinosaur exhibit. One thing that was interesting was the different ages of a T-Rex. I loved the ancient sea creatures on display, especially the sea lion that was 12 million years old or so. My Husband thought one of these sea creatures looked like the Loch Ness Monster.

Visited February 2012
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“Great experience, even without the kids.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

20 years ago I went to the Museum with my kids. Now that they're grown, I wanted to see it again without them. Great fossil exhibits and fun to see diorama's of animals from Africa and North America. The California exhibit was weak.

Visited March 2012
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