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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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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...more
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900 Exposition Blvd, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007-4057
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went for the Bug Fair which while it had some expected moments like face painting, it also had some really fun moments like insect chef lectures and live specimens for sale. I was actually impressed. I would recommend it as something really different to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank redurne
Reviewed 2 days ago

Be sure and spend some time seeing the whole museum and whatever special exhibits they have at the time. (The butterfly pavilion is awesome.) The whole family will love this place, and if you have time left in the day, go next door to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has very nice and interesting exhibition of dinosaurs and various animals. There are 3D movies and a lot of permanent exhibits with lots things to see. We had a great time. It's great for all ages. The building itself is a “work of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t normally give reviews but I have to give one now. Overall it’s a beautiful place. Very educational, both of my children loved it. But what I did not like was the rudeness of a good number of employees that work here. It’s almost...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved going to this museum. I only added one of the special exhibits but it was well worth it. You learn a lot about how L.A has changed over time and awesome dinosaurs as well. Can't pass that up at all. Great for all...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool and informative paleontology exhibits. I learned lots about T. rex, and the dinosaur eggs and fossils of skin impressions are interesting and unusual. I peeked in on the Becoming Los Angeles exhibit (more history than science) and the North American Mammals exhibit (boring dioramas)....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spend an hour and 1/2 here. Expected to see more, having been to the Natural History Museum in New York. Worth a visit unless you plan on NYC.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MikeAKL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this museum with high expectations, but we went home with a stange feeling. We payed 15 dollars for the entrance, but three times in the museum we had to pay 6 to 9 dollars to see individual exhibits. If we wanted to see...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Tina-Magling
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dinosaur exhibition rooms range from very good to the truly very excellent. The science of life and then extinction is well explained and the all-important exhibits - the fossil skeletons made from fossils of multiple animals - for once show you things you've always...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank outstealinghorsesJM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent quite a few hours looking around the museum which was wonderful. The staff were helpful if you asked them anything. We also saw the Live Butterfly Santuary. Really enjoyable time.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Kiara O
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Kiara O
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Response from howarde2001 | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can come back if you keep and show your dated ticket. They don’t take your ticket when you come in, only looking at the date, so they won’t know if it’s your first or fifth time coming in.
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Response from Juliane C | Reviewed this property |
Traffic in Los Angeles is unpredictable. I think 1 1/2 should be plenty of time.