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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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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...more
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900 Exposition Blvd, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007-4057
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We started going to the Natural History Museum when I was a kid and then as an adult taking our children both as escorts with the School on field trips and especially when Loved ones come to town. Theirs also A wonderful Naturallighted outside Butterfly...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SolarTonyV64
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took our toddler and it was a little tough. He didn't care for much of the museum but they do have a small section of hands on stuff for young kids. This place would be perfect for kids 5 and older. Lots of cool...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 168brianv
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a tour of the museum and all the various exhibits from the age of the dinosaurs to present day Africa and wonderful gem and photography exhibits. This is a must see place to visit if you have children and the time. There is so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bill R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here to see real dinosaur bones! Been wanting to see dinosaur bones since i was a kid and finally managed to see them up close and personal. The exhibit was quite big and they have a couple of T-Rex bones here. Good to spend...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Edomon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be prepared for several hours of excellent exhibits if you want to see this museum in its entirety. Easy access for folk with disabilities as ramps and internal elevators are clearly identifiable. There is a cafe and gift shop. The building is rather rambling so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RichardT652
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seven members of my family recently visited this museum and had a pleasant visit. We enjoyed the permanent collection, most notably the dinosaurs, and the Los Angeles exhibits. The absolute highlight, however, were the nature photography photos, both winners and finalist, that were superb. Some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank irawine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in L.A. and recently and took our four young grandkids to this museum -- it is really a fine experience for both adults and kids. Not only are dinosaurs remarkable, but the exhibits of other animals are well worth a visit as well....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trup
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned to the museum this year and enjoyed all the halls, specially the large dinosaur displays! We ventured in the spider exhibit, liked it but felt underwhelmed; small pavilion, spiders were not numerous and varied enough.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hey888
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great Museum very friendly staff great displays awesome experience Dinosaur display was awesome .Good café great food

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Laurence C
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is a nice sized, well curated museum for students and young families. It has the best of everything and just enough of it. Dinosaurs bones? check! Mammal dioramas? check! Kid Friendly interactive lab? check! Outdoor exhibits? Check! Free range Spiders? Check! An amazing gemstone...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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