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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
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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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We went there with the intention of just looking at the space shuttle Endeavor, but ended up being drawn into many of the other exhibits as well. The Endeavor exhibit was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2015
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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

We went there with the intention of just looking at the space shuttle Endeavor, but ended up being drawn into many of the other exhibits as well. The Endeavor exhibit was wonderful with intersting videos and displays. The rest of the museum was fullnof interactive exhibits that were fun and engaging for sdults and kids, we spent about 3 hrs... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

(Spanish below) They have a variety of excellent exhibitions that are educational and interesting to the whole family. The African and North American Mammals exhibitions are our favorite. The halls have habitat dioramas that recreate the natural environment of the animals in the exhibit. The animals look so real and is like having and eye-to-eye experience with the animals in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

The main reason we came all the way from San Diego was because they have so much more dinosaurs displayed and many other things. It was awesome! My child enjoyed everything that was in this museum, we all did. They even had a dinosaur show😊. It's worth the time and trip!.

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Thank Marelis R
Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

I have always loved this museum, it's always been one of my favorites. I took my (now) husband there for our anniversary (as he's never been) and we had a lovely time checking out the different areas and the fossils and animals. I love going in the summer as they have a butterfly garden set up outside for an additional... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

To see an excellent array of creatures from the past and present, this museum has most of it. Even the gem exhibit is worth seeing if you like exploring its creation.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Wow, the Natural History Museum of LA continues to amaze me. Never boring, never old, always changing, and staying relevant. Currently ~ Mummies from Peru to Egypt. Thought you knew mummies? Nope, you did not. Gotta see this exhibit. Take the time and check out the entire museum. One thing that I have always loved about this museum is its... More 

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NHMLAC, Manager at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, responded to this review

It makes us happy that we continue to be a place of adventure for you. So glad you got the chance to check out Mummies. Hope to see you again on your next adventure. More 

San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

This place is literally right out of the film "Night at the Museum". A great place to take the kids on a rainy day or if you just want to get out of the heat. Multiple dioramas with specimens of taxidermied animals in their natural settings. Many MANY dinosaur skeletons. A Bug Zoo. Hands on learning. The architecture inside and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

A surprisingly well curated collection, the Natural History museum also has a fine mix of seasonal exhibitions. Located in downtown LA near USC and the Coliseum, it's very easy to access on public transit and worth a visit. Of note, check out the hall of gems and minerals, and then whatever is seasonal, e.g. butterflies or mummies. The Natural History... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

saying it never gets old about a history museum might sound like an oxymoron. But, I have loved this museum for decades. It has fascinating exhibits, always refreshes exhibits, varies, offers science camps for children, It was also the site where one of our favoriite stray dog rescue pets was found, a collie that looked like Lassie and was very... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

The museum is a short distance from downtown Los Angeles and once you enter, you will feel like you are in a different world. The museum's imagery and displays take you through a multidimensional historical tour. You will have a sensory and visual experience as you view history like you've never seen it anywhere else. Life-size and life-like animals depicted... More 

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