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“An excellent museum”

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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Admission: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles...
Ranked #18 of 553 things to do in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

If you like natural history museums, this is a fine one. The dinosaur exhibit has vey nice specimens, and the dioramas of wildlife are nicely done. I particularly enjoyed the mineral hall, which has some beautiful pieces. Next door is the extensive rose garden, which when in bloom is amazingly beautiful and most be part of the trip

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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Nice museum. Lots of things to see. Rose garden and butterfly area. Check space museum behind it if you finish early.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is a great treasure for families and everyone to experience! We always enjoy the dioramas on the first floor and this was our first look at the dinosaur exhibits. The insect "zoo" was an unexpected little treat. The building itself is a real treasure. It originally housed the combined art, history and science museum- do not miss the rotunda with the original statue depicting each of these disciplines. I recommend taking a whole day and seeing this and the science museum, as they are within easy walking distance of one another. Parking was simple- you ca park in a paid lot just across the street.

Thank Sherry F
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

the exhibits are great and the one people talk a lot about are the dinosaurs. Pretty cool stuff but they do have to live with the La Brea Tar Pits pretty close. This museum is well worth the trip and you can make a day of also visiting all the attractions near it. Make sure you take a detour the Rose garden.

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Dinosaur Exhibit is interesting, but it did not captivate my 6 year old son enough and he is OBSESSED with Dinosaurs. He spent a few seconds at each exhibit and moved on. We found the African Mammal Hall to be the most interesting life like exhibit! This is not a Museum that I would buy an annual pass to. One or maximum two visits is more than enough.

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