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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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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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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
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 2 days ago

This is the sister museum to the La Brea Tar Pits (according to one of the guides). Pretty common exhibits except for going through the Spider Pavillion and seeing all the orb spiders. Parking was $12.

Thank famw2girls
Reviewed 1 week ago

An impressive museum with lots to see, especially if you love dinosaurs and it's history. Plenty of exhibits and it looks like a lot of painstaking work was involved to ensure all the details are preserved and kept well. You would need at least 2...More

1  Thank shedee
Reviewed 1 week ago

The dinosaur rooms are amazing. The rotunda has a T Rex, and the other species of dinosaurs from the largest to tiny little animals you'd never think were dinos (but your kid would know them!) are there. Fossils, megafauna, dioramas of local wildlife in additional...More

1  Thank jeanjeni2003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice interactive museum and a must if your todler loves dinasours. Tjey had "real life" dinasour that walks around the museum, my son will treasure the memories.

Thank Chad and Laura G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's one of the older museums in Exposition Park, but has been updated and still is very interesting and educational. It's very fascinating for the young people and even for adults. It has nice exhibits that are Los Angeles centered so it puts natural history...More

1  Thank geotech522
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bring your comfortable shoes because even if you come here for a single exhibit, you will want to see all of them, which takes about 5 hours. I saw an exhibit on Extreme Mammals, then checked out the permanent exhbits on North American and African...More

1  Thank Mark J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i came here originally just for the butterfly exhibit which was amazing in itself. but i decided to stay and look around the museum as well and it is amazing! there is so many thing to see and enjoy. it is worth the time and...More

1  Thank DMS103013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was the first thing I visited when I landed in LA. Museum was pretty cool, lots of interesting exhibitions, from evolutionary thingies to gorgeous jewelry and minerals and super nice animals , dinosaurs. Loved spending my time there !!

Thank lauruze
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has some really fantastic exhibits. The dinosaur halls and the gem & mineral hall are probably among the best in the world! Unfortunately, many of the other exhibits are either poorly planned or are very old, out of date, and beginning to fall...More

Thank JDBonthemove
Reviewed 14 August 2017

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

1  Thank Ward50
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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.