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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
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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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US$12.00*
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Admission: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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US$78.98*
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General Admission Ticket: La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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Wow! This NH museum is amazing & we were duly impressed. The Dinosaur Hall is, arguably, one of the best (if not the best) dinosaur exhibits we have ever had the pleasure of... read more

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Wow! This NH museum is amazing & we were duly impressed. The Dinosaur Hall is, arguably, one of the best (if not the best) dinosaur exhibits we have ever had the pleasure of visiting. In addition to hundreds of fossils, there are 20 complete dinosaurs. The museum also contains excellent exhibits on mammals, insects, birds, geology (rocks, gems), – literally,... More 

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San Marcos, California
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Great place to take your kids. Overall the visit was great. I would say the earlier you can make it out the better. I purchased the tickets for the museum online. The cost for a family of four was just under $40. Parking outside was $12. Overall we all enjoyed the museum.

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Pacific Palisades, CA
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I was a little disappointed in the NHM. The exhibits are a bit boring. With exception of the gem and mineral hall - that room is amazing and made the whole trip there worth it. I much prefer the California Science Center next door.

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I have been here with my friends. It was my first time to visit a museum of natural history. There are many kinds of animals, dinosaurs, insects, birds and so on. You can enjoy here with very high-quality things.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to a number of Natural History Museum and this is up their with any of them. Very well put together displays, lots of variance (from the history of California, to the dinosaurs), and very helpful staff. A staff member approached me while I was perusing the dinosaur exhibit and asked me if I had any questions which I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can learn a lot, you will spend all day here and kids will ask you to come back tomorrow... Very good exposition!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the art pieces were interesting. The place wasnt crowded also. Not that great a museum one expects.

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We took three young children to look at the dinosaur exhibits, including an effective live show. The only difficulty was having enough time to see everything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing day trip for students & their families! Certainly covers all areas of Science Curriculum as well as California History.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

from the spiders in the greenhouse to getting to see a whole room full of precious gems then of course the dinosaurs. I'm a history and science nut so I could and did spend all day here. with the mummy exhibit we saw last time was permanent

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