Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles

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Trace the history of the natural world and study Earth's biodiversity by learning about the 35 million specimens housed in Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Discover the dinosaur hall with the world's only Tyrannosaurus Rex growth series and watch scientists at work in the Dino Lab. You'll have the opportunity to explore over 240 specimens including whale skeletons and realistic animal dioramas. The museum also features a gem and mineral hall with over 2,000 specimens that is considered to be one of the finest exhibits of its kind in the world. Use our Los Angeles vacation planner to arrange your visit to Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and other attractions in Los Angeles.
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  • My youngest son was amazed with the skeletons of dinosaurs, my 18-year-old daughter delighted with the exposure of all these minerals. Habitats and animals than there are make a very interesting tour. If you have time I recommend it widely.
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  • A place to share family, beautiful from start to finish, suitable for all ages without doubt a must stop if one likes good natural museums
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  • I really enjoyed the different halls on mammals, dinosaurs, gems and minerals, and LA County history. I think I ended up spending the most time in the gems and minerals hall, but of course the dinosau...  more »
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  • The museum. A sad display of dead animals. It made me feel as though I was walking through a mass cemetery where I got to see what the animals looked like before they died. I thought we have such technology now, we can have interactive graphics that can show how the animals lived and what they used to do in 4 or 5D! The pros: The outdoor area on the bottom floor takes the cake. How is it that nobody is trying to invite those who are eating their lunch outside on the curb or the stairs after visiting the museum? Don't eat out in the front of the museum. Next time you go, eat outside on the bottom floor, surrounded by nature. They have tables, chairs and umbrellas. It is beautiful, and it will give you the best experience. Going outside was the best idea I could have had. The kids loved it. There are play grounds, fountains, a little lake, and a few other things to see and explore!
  • I really enjoy this museum. It's great for kids of a lot of ages. Older kids can get in depth with the knowledge, but there's also plenty for younger kids to see and even interact with in the museum. The large dinosaur skeletons and animal displays are captivating for any age. If you have little ones, this museum is great too because it's large and spread out. There's even an outdoor area. The kids don't have to feel confined too much.
  • Great Great museum. I love going there with my son. They always have new exhibits so it's never really the same. The only downside is the parking. $12 Cash. Better bring cash or they won't let you park. But still overall a great experience. 5 Stars for me.
  • Very interesting museum with lots of things to see, do and touch. Educational not only for kids, but also for grown-ups. Unfortunately their current exhibit of extreme animals is not very interesting. Mummies were better. And if you want to have a break, they have beautiful lush gardens to hang out.
  • NHM LA is fantastic. Their permanent exhibits are gorgeous, the dioramas are in excellent condition, and the grounds are very well kept. It rarely gets unbearably crowded as the multiple levels offer plenty to explore. You know- the bird exhibit is looking a little dated. But we're lucky to have the dinosaurs, the mammals, and our very own Becoming LA exhibit telling the story of our city.

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