Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles

4.7
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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  • I took my 6 year old here, although he has been here before he was too small to remember it. I noticed that the museum has done some upgrades in the parking/ rear entry. Sadly the old layout of the Ca...  more »
  • This was honestly one of my favorite attractions from when I visited Los Angeles. It was absolutely stunning and worth every penny to enter. They have an additional add on to go through the live butte...  more »
  • The National Museum of History in Los Angeles is an awesome experience. So many places to explore and invest your time. The staff is very nice and the museum is very well taken care of. Definitely wil...  more »
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  • My kids really liked this museum, there's plenty to see and do. The dinosaur exhibit was probably their favorite. The cafe has plenty of healthy options to choose from, also the butterfly exhibit is very nice just a little small. Overall we really enjoyed our visit. There's also a park and playground right next door and the rose garden is beautiful.
  • We have been members since 2015 or so. My daughter who is 6 loves it. We go right when they open and by 12 before the masses we are out. Our favorite part is where they have the reptiles and coloring stations. We swing to the science center if we have time. For those who like to take pictures the rose garden and the area exiting the main gift shop are also very nice to take portraits.
  • Very well planned out Museum lots of Open Spaces. Great place to learn about dinosaurs. Love the gardens. They have great rotating exhibits. Love the Butterfly Pavilion. If you're a member, I like using the member Lounge to grab a coffee. I don't like having to pay $12 for parking each time!
  • Their bug fair is exceptional. Many things to do and see at this museum. Become a member - you will avoid the check in lines. There is lot parking, which is cash only. There is also street parking nearby if you are willing to walk a few blocks. Their sleepovers are fun - very Night of the Museum, but don't plan on getting much sleep. The custodians talk very early in the morning! The food served at the sleepovers are nothing to write about so be prepared to go out for breakfast afterwards,
  • One of the best museums I've been to. My favorite was the dinosaur hall and the Dino lab. Also really enjoyed the insect zoo. The coelacanth exhibit was also really cool.The $15 admission was fair for the quality of the exhibits. A great place for children.

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