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“A Great Change of Pace!”

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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$72.00*
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Admission: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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$15.00*
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General Admission Ticket: La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Ranked #17 of 593 things to do in Los Angeles
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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.
Reviewed April 11, 2013

If you're in Los Angeles hitting the Disney and Universal Studios theme parks, consider stopping by the Natural History Museum while you're there. It has amazing displays of dinosaur bones that kids and adults can appreciate, plus exhibits on animals, gems, etc. etc. We went with kids from ages 6 to 14 and there was something there for everyone. It was our first visit to the museum and we definitely want to go back.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

This museum was wonderful! 3 huge galleries of animal displays, a large dinosaur exhibit, bird rooms, history of southern CA room, gems & minerals room, and several other new things that are set to open later this year. Our kids are 5,7,and 10 and we spent about 3 hours in here. We could and would have spent longer. Lots of interactive stuff for the kids to look at and touch. If it's a southern CA school day, I recommend you go in the afternoon and all the school field trip groups should be gone. We got there and they were just leaving so we had the place pretty much to ourselves. Well worth the time & money!

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Very interesting and plan on all day or just about. I live in LA and plan to go back because I didn't have time for everything.
Loved the Stones and Gems show...

Thank Disarma
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Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

this place is pretty cool. parking is $10. entrance is $9 with student Id. they have a lot of cool dinosaur displays! you will be amazed. they have mammal displays, minerals, birds. great place to come with the family! they let you take pics too so u can take great pictures!

Thank gabyrocha0
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

This museum has great special exhibits. I've visited it with my grandchildren several times and saw both the butterfly and spider exhibits. There are great interactive sections which are fun to visit with kids. The dinosaur bones are spectacular. They are well documented and give an adult a fascinating look at the history of paleontology.

Thank Allegra S
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