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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
Phone Number: +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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Dinosaur-tastic

A fantastic museum for dinosaurs and fossils. The building itself is impressive and a bit of an architectural gem. The stuffed animals did however leave me cold but the dinosaurs... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A fantastic museum for dinosaurs and fossils. The building itself is impressive and a bit of an architectural gem. The stuffed animals did however leave me cold but the dinosaurs were well worth the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Informative facts and displays for all ages. Aviation and space displays were among our favorites. Historical exhibits are also neat. Pretty hard to mess up nature and history, unless you're claiming that global warming will signal the end of the earth.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Debated on if I wanted to visit this Museum on this trip as I had many other "must see" places and I am oh so glad that I put this on the list. Wonderful history presented incredibly well. Enjoyed myself and by the comments of others around me so did they. This museum has specimens that any world class museum... More 

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Fort St. John, British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was absolutly awsome!! The displays are breath taking and set up soo damn well! I loved this place and would gladly come back to it again!!

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The treasures here span from the earliest eons and eras of natural history to animal exhibits of the various continents to cultural artifacts, and they really attend to having experiences for kids to get involved in "hands on" ways.

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Shelby, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent over four hours and really enjoyed it! We arrived immediately after they opened and found many parts of the museum all to ourselves. That seemed almost spooky but didn't see many others our entire time there. Parking was $12.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many highlights including dinosuar fossils, a gem vault, local historical artifacts. Plan on spending at least three hours.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My stepdad & I stopped here on our way back towards downtown LA from Santa Monica. We had gone on a short visit to the museum but I have to say there's a lot to see & it was a quiet visit. We had gone on a Thursday. Prices were fare and very educational.

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love visiting museums. This one in Los Angeles is okay. I thought that it was a bit on the small scale in terms of their exhibits. I enjoyed learning about the different precious and semi-precioud stones found all over the world. When I visited, it was a weekday so it wasn't as crowded. I particularly enjoyed visiting the Rose... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited NHM and Science Center in a few hours (didn't have much time). We visited the Dinosaurs hall in the Natural and the Endeavour in the Science. If you also don't have much time. At least don't miss that.

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