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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
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+1 213-763-3466
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09:30 - 17:00
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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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US$12.00*
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Admission: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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General Admission Ticket: La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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The museum is amazing. They have some great displays. You can spend a long time wandering around and visiting the different exhibits.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2015
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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

The museum is amazing. They have some great displays. You can spend a long time wandering around and visiting the different exhibits.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

A visit to the Natural History Museum is a must, especially if you have children. It is a facility where you can spend several hours and not see it all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

The place is similar to NY MET but on a smaller scale. Inside has the beginnings of hollywood and as agricultural area. Current show right are the mummies from Peru and Egypt.

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Burbank, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

I first visited this great museum 20 years ago and it was a bit forgotten then... in need of some attention and "love". Wow, has it ever grown! They have completely renovated and upgraded it to a level befitting Los Angeles AND the history it showcases. It celebrated its centennial a few years ago and all of the upgrades that... More 

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NHMLAC, Manager at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, responded to this review

Yes, a lot has changed at the Museum. So glad you could come back to see it all and enjoy it all over again. More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

This place is kinda creepy but in the best possible way. And really, one can't argue with a Megamouth Shark or a Coelacanth.

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NHMLAC, Manager at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, responded to this review

We'll take that as a compliment! No you can never argue with a Megamouth Shark. More 

Aiea, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Wasn't planning to go there but made a wrong turn which lead us to there. But this was a perfect wrong turn, quiet and tranquil, so envy the local residents who live around the place.

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NHMLAC, Manager at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, responded to this review

I guess it was just meant to be. Some of the best things are discovered by accident. Glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Ellicott City, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

This was one of the best Natural History Museums I have been to. We only had 3 hours to spend there, but could have gone on longer. Just about every single exhibit was spectacular - the mummy exhibit, the most impressive huge and life-like dioramas I have seen anywhere, the dinosaur exhibit. The only exhibit that was less than fabulous... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite natural history museum and I've been to ones in Seattle, San Diego, DC, Pittsburg, Chicago and Milwaukee to name a few. It took hours to get through it and every exhibit was even more interesting than the next. The gardens are beautiful and so nice to walk through as well. My three year old loved it... More 

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NHMLAC, Manager at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, responded to this review

We're so happy that you all enjoyed your visit. The rotunda is a beautiful area, it was the original entrance to the Museum when it opened in 1913. Thank you for your service, and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Going up to LA for music at night and wanted to do something during the day. So glad we picked the museum. Was blown away by the dinosaur collection - the best we had ever seen and we have been to a few museums. If you like dinosaurs, you will be very impressed - I guarantee it. Price was good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

After visiting the Science Museum I ran across the plaza to the Natural History Museum. It was after 4pm so I was able to get discounted entry. The dinosaur exhibition was may main target and it was more exceptional than I anticipated. This time of day was fantastic as it was not very busy and I was able to stay... More 

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