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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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Address: 900 Exposition Blvd, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007-4057
Phone Number: +1 213-763-3466
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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We love this museum

Some amazing exhibits, including the hall of mammals, the dinosaur hall, the butterfly pavilion, bug fair, spider pavilion. The gardens are beautiful too - so much for kids to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some amazing exhibits, including the hall of mammals, the dinosaur hall, the butterfly pavilion, bug fair, spider pavilion. The gardens are beautiful too - so much for kids to see and do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely place to spend an afternoon. If you are coming from Europe or the East Coast, do not expect this to rival with any of the big science museums you've seen before. However, it is worth a visit and the rose garden is quite pretty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

museums are truly amusing if you actually read the information! this museum has lots of information on dinosaurs and whales and other animals. we paid extra to have access to the pterosaurs exhibition. enjoyed that the most as there are interactive activities and documentaries to watch. and the gift shop of course couldn't leave without a gorgeous golden mug!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love museums and never get tired of visiting them. I really enjoyed the different exhibits, especially the dinosaurs. I don't know why I'm so fascinated with them but I am. The garden is very relaxing. I could sit out in it, all day. I would definitely come again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love this place. We are members and there are tons of things to do all the time...like Dino Fest, Butterfly Pavilion, etc. The volunteers there are great and now the train stops right there so you don't even have to drive. Old school meets new fun things to do Museum.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this museum. Have been going there since I was a child. There is so much to see and the dinosaur exhibits are extraordinary. As well as the animals and gemstones. Amazing.! One tip though. If you go in the summer it is chock full with school kids. Better and quieter to go when school is in season.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exhibits were interesting. I went there as I was getting bored at home. Very educational and lot of exhibits. Though I thought the natural history museum in new York was better. They had a special exhibit going on which I didn't go to though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can offer gala time for any school kid and parents. Amazing collections. Especially the Dinosaur skeleton and the lot of life-like 3D display items of animals from around the globe. Would like to visit again soon,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in Los Angeles try to make a visit to the history museum ..it's a beautiful area ..right next to the coliseum and adjacent to the beautiful rose gardens ...spend the day learning about California history ..and walk next door to the science museum and see the space shuttle

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of the place allows you enjoy the history of the country and area, welcoming staff in front desk, shop available inside, nice with kids and fruits and veg garden in the back yard open for public

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