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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

#16 of 563 things to do in Los Angeles Features Animals
900 Exposition Blvd, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007-4057
+1 213-763-3466
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
900 Exposition Blvd, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007-4057
+1 213-763-3466
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is so much to see and of interest to all ages. Some stunning displays that just make you think of the films 'Night at the Museum'. Jewellery vault is breathtaking. Give yourself plenty of time to go around as there is just so much...More

Thank Ward50
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived in Los Angeles all my life and have visited the Natural History Museum over the years, once when I was in grammar school, a couple of times when I was a teenager, and a few times when I was a young adult, so...More

Thank Ginger T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommended parents to bring their children here for an educational experience full of fun and interactive. This place has so much history and displays that will WOW young and old. Must see the Gems and Minerals and of course Dinosaurs....

Thank momofboys780
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting LA, start at this museum and work your way through many other great ones. You will then have many many great restaurants to eat in downtown LA. Perfect for your whole family.

Thank TonyFi18
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative and much bigger than I remembered. Exhibits inside were great. Butterfly pavilion was very good since it also had native plants that attract the butterflys and many curators to answer questions. The nature pathways was amazing too since a curator stopped and spent...More

Thank Fun81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my family including children ages 5 - 13. We had fun and it is a great please to visit if you are in the area. The museum is clean and well laid out. We spent about three hours in the museum and...More

Thank RTR979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though our kid is not fluent in English, all of the exhibitions were full of interactive and informative information enough for our 9 year old to have a great time with but a little help from a grownup. A great variety of displays, but...More

Thank Lasse W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This attraction is great, and fair priced as well. There is a lot of great exhibits, but the kids loved the dinosaurs most of all. A lot of great taxidermy to be seen, and multiple areas for kids to interact with exhibits. Definitely worth it...More

Thank SouthernOregon G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ive been coming to this museum since i was little and still love it. Not as good as New York's NHM but still worth visiting

Thank Trey991
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like the Earth Sciences or just want to see a first rate Museum while in LA LA land. By all means come here as you will see some fantastic stuff. Which is housed in a very classic Edwardian Era Building. (I just love...More

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21 July 2017|
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Response from Reiserhof | Reviewed this property |
45 to 90minutes, depending on time of day and traffic. Use Waze GPS app.
13 April 2017|
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Response from Gteanio | Reviewed this property |
Should be good. Most areas have elevators. Be ready for lots of walking. Well worth the visit. Hope you have a good time.
8 October 2016|
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Response from NHMLAC | Property representative |
You can park in the Natural History Museum's parking lot for $12 for the full day. Across the street on Bill Robertson Ln is also $12 (cash) it's called Lot 3.