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  • RandS_TX
    houston271 contributions
    This was a remarkable museum filled with art, scuplture, and manuscripts. While the tickets are free, it costs $20 to park. That wouldn't be bad for a party of 4 but I was traveling solo. It was still worth the price. Each building has 2 floors and galleries are a little confusing. I would do each building, one at a time starting on the first floor and then going to the second. The galleries are numbered on the entry so just go in order. The grounds are beautiful, as well.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Keren R
    12 contributions
    I come here every Sunday, this is one my favorite places, you have a great view from the mountain, Usually I go up walking and I enjoy the views
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • Steve M
    Oak Park, IL129 contributions
    Made a stop here after ending my Rte 66 voyage from Chicago to LA and so glad I did. I've been a car nut for nearly 50 years, so I very much enjoyed the museum. Much of the main museum has rotating exhibits. When I was there there was a James Bond movie car display that was ridiculously thorough. The hyper car display was also cool. The highlight for me though was the self-guided tour of the Vault. It's an added cost, but we'll worth it. These are cars currently not on exhibition. It had everything including brass era classics, hot rods, low riders, movie amd TV cars and everything in between.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Mike O
    Germany4 contributions
    You should visit this Museum. Great day showing respect to the Armed Forces. There are several Ship Museums but this is one of the best.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • Osa
    51 contributions
    Top notch art in a top notch contemporary environment. The building is as interesting as the art it holds. Inspiring and well worth a visit.
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • Vic S
    Greenville, SC395 contributions
    It's like a visit to Jurassic Park, we were supposed to go to academy award museum but they wouldnt let my son in (really) two years after covid while no masks are required in public places in CA...so we headed out of the parking lot and followed our noses to the Pits. It is so cool, after 4/430 pm its half price and you can do the museum in thirty minutes without the show. The last show was 4 so we missed it, but this place is out of this world.. Oil is still bubbling to the surface in the lagoons, and over 1 M (yes million) fossils have been pulled from the pits. So lumber on over, La Brea tar pits is great fun for young raptors to old geezersaurus
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Lena K
    Fullerton, CA205 contributions
    On a non-school day, my granddaughter and I visited the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Tickets must first be purchased online, selecting day and time of planned visit. Face masks must be worn at all times, except when eating.
    We also reserved tickets for the "Becoming Jane" exhibit on Jane Goodall. We both enjoyed the exhibit, which included a tent simulating what Jane lived in when she was in Africa. My granddaughter really enjoyed mimicking the chimpanzee's sounds alerting that a snake is nearby. There is a small restaurant to get a snack or lunch and plenty of indoor and covered outdoor seating. The gift shop offers a variety of souvenirs, toys, gifts.
    Written 13 February 2022
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  • buckfedex
    Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
    . Its a little out of the way but well worth the drive. You must make reservations to go into the other building to see where the cool cars are. The music room at the top was great
    Written 15 January 2021
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  • Bfordtraveller
    Brantford, Ontario246 contributions
    Great museum complex with a surprisingly varied and large collection for a "County" museum. Lots of Picassos for example, and other modern art. And of course a nice sampling of earlier Renaissance pieces etc.

    The museum still requires masking throughout (regardless of vax status) which was annoying. Unlike most of the City. But even more annoying is the fact that in order to buy a ticket you have to GO ON LINE, a process that I found to be fairly difficult to navigate. Staff seemed less than thrilled to explain the process as well (likely over and over to numerous people) and would not sell tickets the ORDINARY way.

    I am not a novice on my smart phone but found the process to be difficult. As it did not work after several attempts a staff member had to help. I can't imagine how difficult it would be for a person who can't speak english to buy a ticket when there are staff members sitting around (Right in front of you) who could just sell you tickets directly. But won't!

    A dumb procedure/policy if there ever was one! I just wanted to buy a ticket!
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • travelnetv
    Carmel, IN50 contributions
    I went this summer with my teen daughter. We both had a great time, posing with the stars. Not too croweded early in the day. There are props to make the photos fun. Stars myteen knew as well okd school Hollywood. Highly recoomned.
    Written 6 July 2021
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  • David Borja
    38 contributions
    Pretty interesting place. A lot of it showcasing stuff before my time which was fairly expected seeing Hollywood has been around for decades but I did really enjoy the basement area with all the horror and thriller stuff. The silence of the lambs area was really cool
    Written 13 April 2022
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  • Itzi B
    Los Angeles, CA93 contributions
    Live long and prosper, Skirball Center. First time visiting the Skirball Cultural Center for the Star Trek exhibit and I absolutely loved it. (I have to admit I didn't have time to visit the other exhibits, so this review is somewhat limited in scope.) Thank you, Skirball, for providing me with free admission due to being a essential worker as determined by the State of California during the pandemic. Check out their website for a list of visitors that they allow to enter for free: skirball.org .

    COVID protocol: You must be fully vaccinated or have proof of a recent negative COVID test to enter the museum. Masks are required. Thank goodness; I felt very safe and certainly Mr. Spock would approve of these logical adaptations to the pandemic (probably Dr. McCoy would approve as well.)

    Parking: Absolutely 100% free and conveniently located right next to the museum.

    Admission: Timed tickets are currently required and can be reserved online.

    Exhibit: The Star Trek exhibit was out of this world. To see the actual bridge where the original Star Trek was filmed, costumes from the different versions of Star Trek (the original is the only one for me) and interactive displays reflecting the impact of Star Trek on our society was fabulous. I especially enjoyed the thought-provoking activities (creating your own episode of Star Trek, thinking about the implications of the Prime Directive, and discussing whether robots have rights.)

    Star Trek has been one of my favorite shows for over 50 years. Why? It created a world of diversity, where everyone was equal, and science was taken seriously. Plus, it's also kind of a travel show if you think about it. A different planet every week? Hell, ya. The Skirball Cultural Center has done a magnificent job in showcasing this fantastic show. FIVE STARS.
    Written 7 November 2021
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  • WildernessJoe
    Orlando, FL76 contributions
    I graduated at the Hollywood bowl many years ago. It is an iconic Hollywood California landmark. Another location were movies and TV shows used as a backgroud
    Written 18 December 2021
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  • LSQRD1
    Kent, OH628 contributions
    I stopped in as I was staying nearby in Glendale. I also happened to go on the day of the month when they have free admission. In spite of this, the museum was not busy and I was able to explore at my leisure. There is a nice outdoor area and educational exhibits and artifacts from the west. Overall, a nice option if you are looking for something a bit different.
    Written 20 February 2022
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  • Fernandough
    1 contribution
    Amazing place to visit! 10/10 recommend! Everything is amazing to look at and had a great time being there. Hare Krishna
    Written 15 May 2022
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