Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Denise Z
Santa Cruz, CA38 contributions
A reliable enjoyable experience
Oct. 2021
Even though the bones are old - there is always something new, interesting and fun to experience when you visit. Great for families of all ages. Easily accessible via public transportation. If you drive, arrive early to take advantage of the onsite parking garage - it fills up fast, especially on the weekends.
Written 10 November 2021
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Vic
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Ronnie was awesome
Aug. 2021 • Family
I sincerely appreciate Ronnie (the manager) stepping up and providing excellent customer service after a not so great encounter of one of his staff members. It’s great to see people caring about a families experience at the museum and going above and beyond.
Written 10 August 2021
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Hassan Ch
3 contributions
Great Place but a wheelchair is needed for disabled person
Jul. 2021 • Friends
The place is fascinating. I will definitely go again. As a person with disability, they only provide wheelchairs and it would be hard going to the garden alone in a wheelchair. I hope they can offer electrical scooters in the future. Cause even the parking has a good walking distance to the entrance.
Written 6 July 2021
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nanjeancool
Newport News, VA4 contributions
Lovely variety!
Jun. 2021
Brilliant exhibits that were most informative . They included honest history about indigenous history, the development of LA, and the critical role that women of various minorities played in gaining women’s’ rights.
Written 22 June 2021
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lilianasmith
Brazil32 contributions
Great place for dinosaur lovers.
Sep. 2019
If you ever thought that dinosaurs did not exist, this is an ideal museum to visit with the family and you can find real bones of dinosaurs, reptiles, and many more animals! The cost of entry is very accessible.
Written 17 June 2020
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queenr0ck
Manchester, UK23 contributions
Great museum for dinosaurs
May 2019
We went during the Easter Holidays so it was very busy. The exhibits were very interesting and the highlight was the dinosaur room.
Written 30 April 2020
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Suda
Los Angeles, CA12 contributions
Very Educational
Sep. 2019
There are a lot of interesting stuffs, including many dinosaurs' bones. I can spend a whole day here without boring.
Written 13 March 2020
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Dean92802
Anaheim, CA78 contributions
So many interesting things to see.
Mar. 2020
The story of Los Angeles exhibit is amazing, very informative. The animal dioramas are classic and the gem room is always fun. The dinosaur displays are terrific. Discovered the outdoor botanic garden I'd never seen before. Just a great day!!
Written 8 March 2020
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alexisrachelletx
Nashville, TN1,719 contributions
Very good natural history museum
Feb. 2020
I visited the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County with my husband and my brother during our visit to LA this past week. My husband is a big fan of natural history museums (rock nerd), but they're not always my thing. I found this natural history museum much more interesting than the average! Yes, it has all the normal stuff (dinosaur bones, rocks/gems, animal diorama halls), but it had some surprises, too! There are nature gardens! When we visited (February 2020), there was a VERY small exhibit called "Natural History of Horror: The Science of Scary" that explored the inspiration for some of Hollywood's classic horror/sci-fi movies (Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, Creature from the Black Lagoon) - small but so interesting and fun (through April 19, 2020). I also LOVED their permanent exhibit "Becoming Los Angeles," which explored LA's history. As someone visiting LA, I loved this exhibit - but I think it would really appeal to locals, too! Definitely the highlight of the visit for me! We parked in the parking garage near the California Science Center (about $12, I think) and admission to the museum (without any IMAX movies) was $15 per adult. I enjoyed this museum.
Written 19 February 2020
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carmic01
Melbourne, Australia39 contributions
You feel you are onset from movie
Feb. 2020
Huge many children on weekends, so much to see, on train line.beautiful building, not just dinosaur bones much social history of LA
Written 11 February 2020
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