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“Great way to spend half a day”

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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US$72.00*
and up
Hollywood Explorer Pass
Ranked #17 of 596 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 8 June 2014

We had time to fill before our international flight home. A visit to this museum and to the La Brea Tar Pits museum were a great way to spend that time. The dinosaur exhibit is fantastic - nothing like being reminded of the size of T-rex, as well as those really long-necked dinosaurs.

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Natural History Museum has gone through a renovation and is better than ever. Who doesn't love dinosaurs! The North American mammals are a wonderful educational opportunity for children and adults. Learn about insects and animal habitats. Visit the bookstore. Enjoy the beautiful architecture and grounds. Some exhibits, such as the butterfly garden are seasonal. You can easily spend half a day touring the NHM and Exposition Park with the CA Science Center, Rose garden, IMAX theatre. There is a small park adjacent to Museum. USC across the street. Some of the other museums, unfortunately, have limited schedules, so check. Entrance fees and parking are reasonable.

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

We've visited this museum on several occasions. My son of course loves all the dinosaur exhibits, and I love all the taxidermy displays. Plan on spending a few hours here, and then heading over to the California Science Center (and then even across the street to USC for lunch or some ice cream!). Quick tip, teachers receive a discount here, so make sure you bring your ID along with you!

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Great museum! We didn't take children but if you plan on taking them they will love it. Tons of fun interactive for kids and adults. We were there for almost 3 hours and could have stayed longer . We did not visit the butterfly exhibit because we were limited on time .
The gardens behind the museum is a great place to sit and relax a while.
This is a must see! There are other museums in the general area of the a natural history museum . You can spend the whole day there. Places to eat within walking distance as well.

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

This is a top notch museum. Your kids will learn and have fun!! Plan on spending at least 3 or more hours to see and do everything.

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