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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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Address: 900 Exposition Blvd, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007-4057
Phone Number: +1 213-763-3466
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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USD 12.00*
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Museum Admission
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La Brea Tar Pits and Museum General Admission

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Wow.. perfect day getaway!

In shock again... discovering my own city and finding some pretty impressive stuff! Brought my little one here on a day off from school and could not believe how much there was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

In shock again... discovering my own city and finding some pretty impressive stuff! Brought my little one here on a day off from school and could not believe how much there was to see and do. I ran out of steam before we got to see it all! The Spider Pavillion was a tad flat (smaller than expected) but the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

But almost to much for one day. Great staff that seemed very interested in telling about the exhibition.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

great place to visit, dinosaurs especially great, and if you become a member you also get free entry into the la brea tar pits aswell

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Just visited this awesome museum with my tween and his pal to see the new state of the art MUMMIES: NEW SECRETS FROM THE TOMBS". Have to say it was well curated and interesting with both mummies from Peru and from Egypt. Also we had not been here since my son was little and there have been a lot of... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Kids love dinosaurs and prehistoric mammals and this museum has great displays of both. It is a must see for kids and adults alike. As out of town visitors, We tried to do this museum and Science Centre next door on the same day. While we saw a lot it was too rushed and each museum deserves it's own full... More 

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Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday afternoon and the line to get in was soooo long! But it was also totally worth it. We went to the mummies exhibit and it was awesome.

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Sierra Madre, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We came for the mummy exhibit and even tho I grew up in Chicago and the mummies are permanently there at the Field Museum, I had not see them in a while. The displays were very well done and easy to read with not too much text. They explained it very well the difference between Egyptian and Peruvian mummies. It... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We enjoyed the Natural History Museum very much. The dinosaurs we a great hit with the children. If you are going to downtown L.A., this should be included.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Had to get my nephew back for his name so we didn't get to see everything but my nephew loved it. He's been here a few times before but this was our first. I love museums so really enjoyed it.my only complaint was not enough staff up front it took forever to get our tickets.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Wonderful place to go for the day with friends and family. The dinosaur hall was recently renovated and now hosts three T Rex. My favorite room is the gem room, the presentation and quality of the stones is outstanding. There is a small but delightful collection of fetish on the stairs going up to the second floor which is worth... More 

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