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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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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  • Average6%
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“rose garden” (51 reviews)
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900 Exposition Blvd, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007-4057
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+1 213-763-3466
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"dinosaur hall"
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"rose garden"
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"t rex"
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"butterfly pavilion"
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"gems and minerals"
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"dinosaur bones"
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"stuffed animals"
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"spider exhibit"
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"love dinosaurs"
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"mineral collection"
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"la county"
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"expo line"
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"california science center"
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"great displays"
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had fun looking at all the history stuff. They have a little bit if everything to look at. Great times

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I regularly go with my 3 yr old granddaughter and there's lots to see that she can relate too. Dinosaurs, especially (go on Thursdays for this). When she needs to burn off energy, there are lots of stairs and wide open exhibits. The food in...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This museum was great! There was a lot to see and several rooms to go into. My daughter has always been into dinosaurs so she was thrilled to see all the displays and read about all of them. They had a cute little gift shop...More

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NHMLAC, Manager at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

Thank you bctabby for your review. Another way to beat L.A. traffic is take Metro's Expo Line. It drops you off right at our door.

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a family favorite for three generations. NO ONE is bored, ever. From beautiful, drought resistant, child friendly gardens to gigantic dinosaur bones to delicate, living butterflies and phenomenal geological gem displays, the Natural History Museum is an all star destination!

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NHMLAC, Manager at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

Happy we are a family favorite. Thank you for sharing your review with us.

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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We've been here several times with the kids. And every time it is a great family experience. All the bones and dinosaurs and animal replicas are awesome, even for me as an adult. We bought the annual membership so we can go a few times...More

Thank Victor U
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NHMLAC, Manager at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Hi Victor, we love our Members! Hope to see you again soon. The Spider Pavilion opens on October 30th, with member preview days the 28th and 29th.

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I went just to go see the space shuttle Endeavor! That was worth the trip! It cost only $2 just to that which was worth it! The museum is donation entry and is worth giving too! Great place to bring your kids to have fun...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

We went a couple of times over the last two weeks and really enjoyed the diverse and well presented exhibits. I think there is something for everyone in this great facility and add to that the special displays they rotate through such as the Butterfly...More

1  Thank SenorGancho
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NHMLAC, Manager at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Thank you for your review SenorGancho. It sounds like you finally got to experience it all.

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Great place to bring your family. Kids would love this place. Don't get freaked out by some of the exhibits though. Parking is a pain, but once you get inside it's worth it.

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Reviewed 23 September 2016

We went to the museum mainly to see the space shuttle. We went on a day that they offered free admission so not sure the cost......but I'd pay next time for sure. We spent about 4 hours total walking through the museum but we spent...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Now this is a classic building with beautiful architecture. If you're new to Los Angeles, check this out! The moment you walk in, you're in front of a t-rex skeleton! Such an impressive site! There's a newly constructed cafe down stairs, a lot of fun...More

2  Thank Jason T
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NHMLAC, Manager at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Hi Jason, we are happy you enjoyed your visit. It is a nice get away in the middle of the city, and nothing tops off the day like a stroll through the Rose Garden next door.

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jmshigemasa
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.
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cookie800
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.
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AnnaFoon
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.
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