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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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Address: 900 Exposition Blvd, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007-4057
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+1 213-763-3466
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Discover your world past and present. See dinosaurs in our new Dinosaur...

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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All ages will enjoy!!!

We had a great time! There was a school tour going on that day, but we still had a good time and the attendants were very helpful in guiding us throughout the museum. The... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great time! There was a school tour going on that day, but we still had a good time and the attendants were very helpful in guiding us throughout the museum. The dinosaurs exhibit was amazing!!!!!!! And of course DIAMONDS are a girls best friend:). Adults, teens and children alike will truly enjoy themselves and learn at the... More 

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I been visiting the museum off and on for 2 years I live in Fla and seems this is a must on my list. My curiosity is on a high level. The spider exhibit was interesting to see Mr.spider doing what comes natural. The diamond exhibit was disappointing just 2 pieces but yes a pink diamond are rare . But... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love US museums! this is likewise NY Natural History Museum (in a smaller scale, but still worth the visit) Dinossaurs and there are scientists working on dinossaurs bones in front of you

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Thank Katia H
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this kind of museums and try to find and visit them everywhere. So I have enough experience to compare with. Believe me, this museum is pretty good, but, frankly, I'd never call it 'must see" place in LA. The building is beautiful, but inside you find lack of interactive exhibits and old stuffed animals.

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Sacramento, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a world class museum for dinosaurs and the dioramas were amazing! The layout was somewhat confusing and hard to navigate. Well worth a visit.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has some great exhibits, but feels a little disjointed and could do with some decorating and some maintenance on some of the exhibits. Has the potential to be great museum, as they have shown with the layout of the dinosaur exhibition which feels clean and modern. Some of the other exhibitions such as the animals of America or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to museums across North America and this is one of the better ones. Would highly recommend it.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Putting a small exhibit on the history of human evolution in a corner at the back of the museum is shameful. This museum can't compare with natural history museums in Chicago, Washington DC, and New York City.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our 1/2 day visit to the museum with kids. The "stuffed" animals were an interesting (historical) way too to learn about different animals. The exhibit on "dinosaurs" and "evolution" was great (and we adults could have spent the full day viewing all of the exhibits)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this museum because you can find more than history in every corner. With their interactive activities for children and grown-ups you get amazed of how much you can still learn about history. A pair of comfortable shoes and you´re on!

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