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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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Ranked #16 of 559 things to do in Los Angeles
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Long Beach, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Diaoramas (sp) are awesome, Gems are gorgeous, Birds were amazing....but nothing tops the building itself.

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Central Valley Ca
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2012

The dinosaur exhibit is great!! The interactive wall is so cool, its a really nice way to learn about individual bones and where they came from. The butterfly exhibit is pretty nice too.

Visited August 2011
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Brea, California
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“Spend the day”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

I enjoyed the museum so when I was a child, then I loved taking my own kids to this great place of learning; now I take my grandchildren.  So much to see. Plan on spending a lot of time looking at and learning from the amazing displays.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A Place of Wonder & Learning For the Whole Family”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Our family has visited this museum over a dozen times over the years! The insect fair and butterfly exhibits are wondrous and takes place only twice a year - so check the calendar for those! Otherwise, there are many interesting exhibits to see year round, such as the dinosaur exhibit which has recently been expanded. This is also a really great place for very young children and the really terrific Science museum is within walking distance, so go!!

Visited June 2011
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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29 reviews
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“Enjoyed walking around the exhibits and dinosaurs”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

I have always been interested in dinosaurs; seeing some of the most complete fossils in the world was amazing. The exhbits of animals in diorama like settings may be a bit dated but were still interesting. Went on a school day and there were a lot of noisy kids. Have to agree that this is great for young children, but even my 27 y.o. enjoyed it.

Visited February 2012
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