Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles

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Natural History Museum Museum
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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  • We spent 4 hours here and almost saw everything on exhibit...almost. There dinosaurs and the gem displays were really wonderful. Too often I find that museums never answer my questions about exhibits....  more »
  • This museum is located next to the Science Centre and the African American museum. It is a majestic building and although entry is not free ($12 US per adult) it is absolutely worth a visit. Dinasours...  more »
  • This grand dame of the Los Angeles museum scene is emerging from a long slumber and being revitalized into an impressive interactive museum space. The enormous rock and mineral, bird, and diorama coll...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This place was so cool! It had a huge variety of things to look at and very friendly staff to answer questions. The cafe also has great pizza! Even just the inside of the building is awesome to look at. My favourite areas were the dinosaurs and the gem and mineral.
  • I love this place its the only place you can see a live cloned saber toothed tiger. The dinosaur exhibit was awesome too, lots to see! They even had a guy dressed in a T-rex costume chasing the kids through the museum. I even saw a real life caveman I thought, turns out it was just a homeless man begging for smokes.
  • Plenty to do at this museum. I highly recommend getting the annual membership as there’s just so much to see here. One of the coolest benefits is that as a member, you get free and first access to “First Fridays,” and free coffee in the entrance! There’s a lot of hands on exhibits that are wonderful for the little ones, and of course, plenty of dinosaurs! We're members of both the Natural History Museum and the California Science Center, and since they're right next to each other, we sometimes find ourselves walking from one to the other; very convenient.