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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
900 Exposition Blvd, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007-4057
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

The museum was very nice. It reminded me of museum I had visited back east in Philadelphia and New York with the marble floors and large passageways. The variety of displays was nice. My boys liked the history of the Los Angeles area over time....More

Thank Cataussie
Reviewed July 6, 2015

The recent revamping of the grounds of the Natural History Museum make a nice difference in the experience. The restaurant is enjoyable too.

Thank RadTechCalifornia
Reviewed July 5, 2015

Huge dinosaur collection, well arranged and informative. The kids loved it. It also has a bunch of animal displays (by world region). I liked the gem collection too.

Thank Charles2B
Reviewed July 2, 2015

What a amazing place. My two boys were in dinosaur heaven. Will be back next time in town. The exhibits were great.

Thank Phishan
Reviewed July 2, 2015

It was my son's first time at seeing dinosaur bones and he was so excited!! He loved touching the bones and watching the video clips they have playing. He loves gems and loved their gem vault. It was all neat! Only part I thought was...More

Thank Tami M
Reviewed July 2, 2015

Pro: 1. Location: Close to the California Science Center(CSC). But I would personally recommend spending more time at CSC. 2. The LA history exhibition is educational. Tourist can learn about history of this region. The local people can see things, picture that are parts of...More

Thank fmaco
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great exhibits. Children love this museum. butterfly pavilion is a lot of fun. New gardens surround the museum.

Thank orange552015
Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the trip to the natural history museum of los angeles, and my son and my niece really like the trip to the museum

Thank silvina9258
Reviewed June 29, 2015

If you are in LA then please don't miss this visit! The Natural History museum is an open field for curious minds and young kids!' Our 6 yr old had a great time with the free shows, butterfly garden and lovely demonstrations!

Thank NeenaK91
NHMLAC, Manager at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2015

Thank you for including us on your visit. We are very happy you enjoyed your time at the Museum

Reviewed June 26, 2015

I grew up in L.A., so I've been going to this museum since I was a kid (& most of it has not changed). If you're going to the Ca Science Center, then it's worth a visit, but I wouldn't say drive all the way...More

Thank Marlene H
NHMLAC, Manager at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2015

Sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. The Museum has been around for over 103 years. We do have a lot of our iconic exhibits, but have been constantly updating and making changes over the past few years. The downstairs Nature Lab was added a few...More

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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.
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.
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.