Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles

Categories: Natural History Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
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 trip itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and other attractions in Los Angeles.
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  • Excellent distribution of pavilions of exhibition, the variety is considerably extensive, recommended for all ages, easy access for older people, and comfortable to go with small children. The prehistoric section is the best and well distributed. It has a simple restaurant with decent fast food options. Very nice and you need at least 4 hours to navigate it well. Cheers
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  • 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 ...  read more »
  • 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 y...  read more »
  • My first time here and found so many things to do! I learned so much and enjoyed seeing all the dinosaur bones. I didn't go with any children myself, but this place has many child-friendly exhibits. Be aware the cafeteria doesn't serve hot food after 3pm, but the selection of cold sandwiches and lunch items was just fine. I spent 3-4 hours there on a Sunday and was able to see most exhibits, but will definitely go back to revisit certain ones.
  • This is such a great place for kids of all ages. Dinosaurs and local history and dioramas... there is something for everyone. I cannot give it a higher score because it is starting to show its age. Although there were major modernizations to the structure, this is lacking through some of the permanent collections (namely the Birds). Some of the interactive exhibits aren't. The others are dated or just out of place. Sad. Despite this, it is a wonderful place to visit.
  • Wonderful family friendly museum right in the middle of Los Angeles. The special exhibits seem to change a few times a year but most recently we saw the Pterosaurs exhibit and it was great. There is a wonderful picnic area with a water pool that kids can play in. It's really lovely but there is not a lot of shade so if it is hot and busy you might not easily find a quite shady place to enjoy your food. Exhibits are well maintained and up to date while still retaining a classic old school museum vibe.
  • The Natural History Museum is world class. Starting with the bones, beautiful and displayed so well. The dioramas are incredibly realistic and you cal feel like you are there The bird collection is one that rivals any. The words to describe the quality are escaping me now. A wonderful asset for Los Angeles and the planet.
  • Super awesome place! Didn't go see the special exhibit, just the general admissions areas. The dinosaurs, and the mammal exhibit were amazing. The insect room is probably the most disappointing one, since it looks poorly thrown together. The staff and security were very nice and seemed happy to be there. They offer student discounts (college students included) for a few bucks off. I would recommend going, if you're not with kids, you can definitely finish the museum within two hours. I do want to say that it is a little expensive for what you actually get to see, but it's worth it at the end. Parking was an additional $10 I believe but there is a decent amount of parking near the museum, and the ticket booths are right next to the parking lot.
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