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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
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+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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Admission: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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$78.98*
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General Admission Ticket: La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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Great family activity

We took three young children to look at the dinosaur exhibits, including an effective live show. The only difficulty was having enough time to see everything.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Some of the art pieces were interesting. The place wasnt crowded also. Not that great a museum one expects.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took three young children to look at the dinosaur exhibits, including an effective live show. The only difficulty was having enough time to see everything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An amazing day trip for students & their families! Certainly covers all areas of Science Curriculum as well as California History.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

from the spiders in the greenhouse to getting to see a whole room full of precious gems then of course the dinosaurs. I'm a history and science nut so I could and did spend all day here. with the mummy exhibit we saw last time was permanent

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spend all day at this museum, because my kids like so much that the day ended up and we were there yet!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a place which attracted me, maybe because I love the move "Night at the museum" and I must say that this was most educational visit from my time in LA. We arrived in late morning and planned only to spend about 2 hours at the museum. In the end, we spent over 3 hours at this place. We... More 

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Claremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boys always have loved dinosaurs and so do I! Great to share the dinosaur memories and other great exhibitions of fauna and minerals.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on Free Museum Day in January. The place was packed. Recommend going to the museum website and getting tickets in advance, whether it is a free museum day or not. The highlight is seeing the different dinosaur bones. My five year old was impressed by the size of the fossils. Also impressive were the dioramas of mammals. Some of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The kids and I had a great time at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum. More exhibits than time permits for in one day!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum, with a variety of displays. Staff were very good and full of information when asked. There is plenty to see and the dinosaur exhibit is particularily good. Great place to spend a few hours.

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