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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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US$12.00*
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General Admission Ticket: La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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 yesterday 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 3 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend all day at this museum, because my kids like so much that the day ended up and we were there yet!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a place which attracted me, maybe because I love the move "Night at the museum" and I must say that this was most educational visit from my time in LA. We arrived in late morning and planned only to spend about 2 hours at the museum. In the end, we spent over 3 hours at this place. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boys always have loved dinosaurs and so do I! Great to share the dinosaur memories and other great exhibitions of fauna and minerals.

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