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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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A GREAT place......

We went to the museum mainly to see the space shuttle. We went on a day that they offered free admission so not sure the cost......but I'd pay next time for sure. We spent about 4... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Marlinton, West Virginia
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Marlinton, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the museum mainly to see the space shuttle. We went on a day that they offered free admission so not sure the cost......but I'd pay next time for sure. We spent about 4 hours total walking through the museum but we spent a good amount just with the shuttle. The ship is huge and very cool to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Now this is a classic building with beautiful architecture. If you're new to Los Angeles, check this out! The moment you walk in, you're in front of a t-rex skeleton! Such an impressive site! There's a newly constructed cafe down stairs, a lot of fun interactive displays for kids and a rose garden to stroll when you're tired. The Natural... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing collection of dinosaurs, mammals, and a ton of birds. Cafe is reasonable priced, good parking at the science center. Excellent exhibit on rocks, minerals, and Mayan and Inca treasures. Great historical look at LA. A great family activity!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I decided to visit the Natural History Museum since I had not been there since the 1980's and I must say this is the best museum in Los Angeles. If you love animals, or dinosaurs, or birds, or are curious about the flora and fauna from North America or Africa, you simply have to visit this amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is huge and has a variation of collections. There is a rose garden outside that provides a nice scene for a stroll. The exhibits are well put together and stagger the imagination. They have everything from dinosaur skeletons to a precious stone collection, to a collection of birds and some hands on rooms for children to play and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the exhibits at the museum. Wow the Dinosaurs,I've never seen anything like it.well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son loves the exhibit of the pterosaurs. The simulation was so fun. ...(Fyi. ... the pterosaurs exhibit has a extra payment . although it's Worth it. ... ) specially like the minutes videos. Learned so much from it. ... The dinosaurs exhibit was also great. ... We met Thomas the t-rex. ... The animals exhibit was so real and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit here when we learned that they had a big dinosaur exhibition. I had my 5 year old son and my teenage daughter. It was relatively cheap to enter and we paid extra for the pterodactyl exhibit. We really enjoyed looking at all the dinosaurs and especially the fossils. It's not the biggest museum I've ever visited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I visited the museum. The Museum is close approximate to California Science Center, Rose Garden and The African American Museum. There were lots of Dinosaur and other fossils. They have a very impressive collection of gems there as well. The dinosaur puppet show was one of the MUST go and watch. Kids will have a chance to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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