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“One of the best”

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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Admission: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Ranked #14 of 554 things to do in Los Angeles
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“One of the best”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is a great place that won't beeak the bank. there is a lot to see and other buildings that are just as interesting.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

This is a wonderful place. Have not been back since the reno I am sure it's great. Very interesting collections. Perfect fro families, especially if you get a membership. Museums are great places!

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

First of all, the entrance fee was overly expensive relative to the overall exhibit quality (except for the Gem & Mineral section, which was outstanding). Other exhibits were limited in scope and in several cases, the lighting was so dark that you couldn't read signage or see some of the display items. And in the North American Mammal room, there was a safety issue because in the darkened room (to create a contrast with the lighted display cases), about eight short poles normally used to create queues were left scattered in the room and I saw a number of people bump into them and nearly trip. Doesn't anyone check that kind of thing?

Visited February 2013
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los angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“One of my favorite museums to take the kids”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

So many wonderful halls, spider or butterfly pavillion and now the new dinosaur hall make this a perfect place to spend the afternoon with kids ages 3 and older. What makes this place even nicer is that it is right next door to the CA Science Center so you can spend the entire day at these two museums. We go at least 3 times per year.

Visited December 2012
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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“Absolutely worth it!”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Very cool exhibits of nature, including wildlife from around the globe. The building itself is a marvel and the dinosaur exhibit was fantastic.

Visited February 2013
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