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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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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
900 Exposition Blvd, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007-4057
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I really enjoyed the museum. The mammal, bird, and dinosaur section would be great for little kids. I personally really loved the section on the history of LA and P-22 (mountain lion). The gift shop is pretty cool too.

Thank Henry P
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was one of the highlights of our trip to LA. The dino exhibits are incredible, some of the best I have ever seen. Would recommend to all visitors to LA, families, singles and couples. We spent about four hours in total, staff was wonderful...More

Thank Joyce B
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have time in LA then this museum is worth your time. It is not really big but perhaps it is als its advantage. If you don't have much time in LA then I would rather dedicate my time to the city (my opinion)

Thank SergioPQ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a lot of fun things to do. Enjoy walking around and seeing the sites! Kids really enjoy the gem exhibit!

Thank Peggy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Fiancé and I went to visit USC campus and as we were walking around we ended up literally stumbling upon the Natural History Museum. With nothing else to do we went in, and with the very reasonable prices of $15 for general admissions and...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Natural History Museum is a great way to spend an afternoon in LA with your family. It is great for families of all ages especially children with an interest in history and anthropology. They have a special collection of historical archives about LA as...More

Thank marshcanon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love dinosaurs, it's a great place. It has tons of bones and gems and minerals. We took our 10 year old, he liked it, but not too much hands on things for him to do.

Thank PTAMOM2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing the exhibits are really good an easy way to spend hours seeing everything.make this visit a priority you won't regret it

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Watch for wandering dinosaurs and wild animals. The Natural History Museum is a great place to wander and explore and it is always fun to see what will be discovered at the end of each corridor. There truly are dinosaurs and wild animals. Just be...More

1  Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the tradition of European museums, the building is itself an architectural wonder--marble everywhere, huge hallways and giant exhibit rooms. The permanent exhibitions include an incredible gem and mineral area, a huge collection of fossils and several Halls of dioramas of various ecosystems throughout the...More

1  Thank stevensE8641XY
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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.