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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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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
900 Exposition Blvd, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007-4057
+1 213-763-3466
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

Excellent experience, but get there before 10:00am, After this time, you will be in a long line for tickets ($12.00-adults). Very interesting with an excellent cafe on the lower level.

Thank CMB7694
NHMLAC, Manager at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

Happy you were able to visit us. Next time skip the lines and get your tickets online. Once you get here just show your ticket, either printed or on your phone, and you're inside in just a few minutes.

Reviewed 4 July 2016

Great for kids, reasonable prices, and people that like History Museums will find this to be a good option.

Thank LearningCurv
Reviewed 1 July 2016

What a well-kept and informative museum. So much to see and absorb! The dinosaurs are so cool-well displayed! The Gem section dazzles the eyes and teaches you all about how gems are made and classified. The Bird Hall is impressive--coming face to face with the...More

Thank napakettu7
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We came here on my son's 2nd grade field trip and we had a blast! My son and his best friend absolutely loved the dinosaur section. This was a great place to go with kids between 6-12.

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This was my first trip to this Natural History Museum. It has an awesome dinosaur exhibit that goes into what they ate, how they developed, as well as how they were found. The mammal exhibit was also first rate. I always like gem exhibits and...More

Thank Edmund L
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Great place to visit with kids, and right next to the California Science Center, LA Colliseum, and USC campus. Lots of dinosaurs exhibits, shows, interactive activities, etc.

Thank Victor A
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I love visiting the Natural History Museum! It's a great place to travel to on a rainy day; with small children or adults. This is a recommendation from a LA County local :)!

1  Thank Zachary W
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

This is in my opinion world class. Fascinating exhibits and abundant information. Well kept exhibits and knowledgable docent staff always ready to answer any question. Also not far from La Brea, so you can do both in the same day, but it's better to spend...More

Thank DaveH1965
Reviewed 9 June 2016

The Natural History Museum (near USC) is an old (1913) and a great place to visit. Take the kids and see dinosaurs and all kinds of really neat things. Parking is not a bear, but there is a fee. The price to get in is...More

1  Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

This is a very good museum located just across the way from USC on Exposition. Having a young one with an infatuation for all things dinosaur, we ventured out to spend a few hours of our day exploring. You are greeted by the skeletal structure...More

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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.
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.
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.