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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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900 Exposition Blvd, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007-4057
+1 213-763-3466
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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, 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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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900 Exposition Blvd, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007-4057
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+1 213-763-3466
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came for the “Summer Nights” program and arrived early to have time to stroll through the exhibits. In a sense, if you have been to one Natural History museum, you’ve been to them all. Requisite displays of dinosaur bones including several T-Rex skeletons, etc....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The dinosaur exhibit was quite extensive and informative The mammal exhibit was quite good as it displayed the different type of African and North American mammals, the displays were good indications of what the animals look in real life. GA tickets were $15 USD, and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The main arts are free but the Egyptian visiting fee is too expensive. I do not know if it is worth it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been years since the last time I went to the Natural History Museum, so I was really looking forward to it. I was not disappointed - they have tons of new stuff! I was excited to revisit the giant t-rex skull, although bummed to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, we loved this place, fascinating exhibits, truly a must see event, in fact we are going back in about two weeks.

Thank Norm P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this museum. I love natural history museums in general, but for me, this place is second only to the NHM in London. It sits in a gorgeous park, surrounded by a couple of other museums, and a wonderful rose garden. It is a...More

Thank Akemi Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Alas, I only had a short time in LA as I was travelling through. So I hired a private guide for places I wanted to see as I'd been to LA in the past. I'd seen enough star's homes to last me a lifetime! Anyway,...More

Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We planned the day to see both the California Science Center. It was great to see the National History Museum first time for hubby he never seems to make it here. It’s been my third visit. We enjoyed the Dinosaur exhibit, Mammals and Rocks and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good museum and next door to california space center is great.only 2 mins walk away.we parked here and went to both places within 3 or 4 hours.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinosaur hall has some terrific exhibits and is by far the best part of the museum, the rest is noting much to write home about. A couple of hours is plenty of time and make sure to do the butterfly experience. Only 10-15 mins from...More

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jmshigemasa
July 20, 2017|
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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.
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cookie800
April 13, 2017|
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Response from Gteanio | Reviewed this property |
Should be good. Most areas have elevators. Be ready for lots of walking. Well worth the visit. Hope you have a good time.
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AnnaFoon
October 8, 2016|
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Response from NHMLAC | Property representative |
You can park in the Natural History Museum's parking lot for $12 for the full day. Across the street on Bill Robertson Ln is also $12 (cash) it's called Lot 3.
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