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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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
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900 Exposition Blvd, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007-4057
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"dinosaur hall"
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"rose garden"
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"t rex"
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"butterfly pavilion"
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"gems and minerals"
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"dinosaur bones"
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"stuffed animals"
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"spider exhibit"
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"love dinosaurs"
in 11 reviews
"mineral collection"
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"la county"
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"expo line"
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"california science center"
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"great displays"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As far as museums go this one is good. We were here during a school field trip day so we tried to go the opposite way of them. They were super loud. The exhibits are fun to see. We mostly went to stand with all...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The dinosaur exhibit is amazing and the highlight. But don’t forget the African and North American mammals, and interactive exhibits. Definitely great for kids young and old alike!

Thank Steven C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Parking- if you are lucky you will get it near the east entrance Butterfly park - be early to have a ticket, we were unlucky with tickets being run out Vegetable Garden - a good place to catch your breath and let your little ones...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to take the kids and see the awesome dinosaur fossil collection! The butterfly pavilion is cool too maybe you'll get lucky and one will fly onto your shoulder!

Thank pnitake
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun museum to visit with lots of hands on activities for children. Love the dinosaurs. Also saw a special exhibit on until May 14 - the proclamation emancipation document one of two signed by Abraham Lincoln. Leave lots of time to visit the rest of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The dinosaur hall and exhibit was good. I was able to tour with a guy who presented information about the displays. I don't like the diorama displays of mounted animals, perhaps cutting edge in the 1930's but dated now.

Thank Reid T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to spend a few hours when visiting LA. It has a really outstanding dinosaur exhibit that kids would love. They also have a great mineral and gemstone exhibit. There is an admission price to visit, but it is reasonable. For...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

An excellent prehistoric collection and many other interesting exhibits. A fun way to spend the day.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

The museum had lots to offer. The live animals section downstairs was very interesting and the staff member was very informative. We enjoyed the dinosaur show and thought the way in which the animals were displayed was beautiful. We particularly liked the dinosaur section especially...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Folks who come from out of town and visit places like this tend to expect a good experience. However, we experienced hiccups from the start. Their parking was full so we had to park elsewhere that was blocks away...and still had to pay. As we...More

Thank delpuertoRS
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NHMLAC, Manager at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for your review. First off, I do want to address the parking. I'm sorry it was a hassle. Our Museum lot has limited spaces, and the closer Expo Park lots closed with the construction beginning on the Lucas Museum. We will have more...More

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jmshigemasa
21 July 2017|
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Response from Juliane C | Reviewed this property |
Traffic in Los Angeles is unpredictable. I think 1 1/2 should be plenty of time.
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cookie800
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.
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AnnaFoon
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.
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