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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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“rose garden” (49 reviews)
“t rex” (32 reviews)
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900 Exposition Blvd, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007-4057
+1 213-763-3466
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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

Thank IEOCRealReviews
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Lots of information and things to see from dinosaurs and animals, especially our teengers were very interested about the dinosaurs. Best time to go here is at the opening time. Reserve enough time to wander around.

Thank panu i
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This is a great place to see dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. There is so much to see. It maintained the interest of our kids ages 5 and 7. The rose garden outside is gorgeous. It was easy to park and get around the museum....More

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

Hi CTHeather, thank you for your review. We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

I love it!! I have never been in a museum like this, the Dinousars room is unbelievable I felt like in a movie, but it's a perfect place to know about California history and have fun in others saloons, visit it!!! 😃👍🏼

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

Hi Magdalena, glad you enjoyed your visit. I love our dinosaur hall too. A good number of movies have been filmed here, so you sort of did step into a movie.

Reviewed 2 June 2016

LA's Natural History Museum is fantastic. Being from CA, we are used to having museums that are very good, but not quite on par with New York or Chicago museums. LA's Natural History Museum is definitely world-class. The stand out is of course the dinosaur...More

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

Hi Dave, thank you so much for your review. Our Dino Institute has done a great job with our collection here and we're happy you were able to experience some of our favorites, like our T rex growth series.

Reviewed 30 May 2016

A great opportunity to see real dinosaur skeletons Great Museum Friendly for children and families Insect Lab is very impressive - with children's activities Good food in the cafeteria Easy parking This museum is not to miss

1  Thank David D
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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.