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Museum of Jurassic Technology

9341 Venice Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232-2621
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  • Museum of Jurassic Technology

    Simply mind-blowing. If you don't already know about this place, I kind of don't want to give anything away. Suffice to say, it is a remarkable and odd museum. You will learn all kinds of strange things. The man who set it up won a MacArthur genius grant, and rightfully so.

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    I had a mission to explore places in Culver City that I've never been to before. Naturally, this museum was my top choice.

    Let's just say that this experience was not like any other. Walking through the unpretentious wooden door, I felt as though I was: 1) part of a secret society, 2) in an eerie haunted house, and/or 3) part of a huge joke.

    What sealed the deal for me (in terms of my liking for the quirky charm of the museum) was the black cat that came out of nowhere and rubbed on my leg to be petted.

    I definitely enjoyed my time, but I think this is a one time thing.

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    I had the pleasure of going to the Musuem of Jurassic Technology for their annual holiday party.
    One part art, one part hoax, and one party mystery, it is all amazing. Beautiful architecture, inventive and funny exhibits, and great people.

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    I was expecting weird things but not non-sensical things. So this place was a bit of a let down. The x-ray photos of flowers was cool and the tea room was decent, but most of the other exhibits were just weird and not very interesting.

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    Even going into this mysterious museum knowning it isn't a conventional museum, I was not impressed by the exhibits. The museum is hard to find as it's tucked in between shops on Venice Blvd. and the door is never open, so you probably don't even know it exists. I don't want to spoil the museum for anyone, but you have to go in knowing that everything is a joke. Even knowing that, I felt the exhibits were not well maintained as a lot of the descriptions were rubbed off and the audio for many of them weren't working. Also, the exhibits are very random and don't really connect from one to another. The highlight was going up the stairs to a small room where someone serves you free tea and cookies and you can enjoy them out on a patio.

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    Is it a real museum? Is it fake? Are the artifacts based on real stories? Hard to say. What is for certain is that this is one of the most unique and different "museums" that you'll encounter in Los Angeles or elsewhere. Artwork on the walls you will not find here, but an intriguing story that will make your mind ponder - absolutely.

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  • Museum of Jurassic Technology

    The main thing about this museum is that it is an artwork by itself.
    It is a critic if you like to look at it this way, on the museum of man.
    It is a collection by two artists, some is fabricated some is not. Each work has a story .
    The goal is to make you feel like in a "real" museum, with the signs and explanations next to each exhibit.
    It investigate 16th century notions of the wonder, the bizarre, and the mystery of things in life. No, it is not Ripley Believe it or Not.
    If you want to experience artworks in a large artwork frame this is a unique place.

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  • Museum of Jurassic Technology

    This museum is literally blocks from where I grew up. Very small, old building. Must admit, I have never been in it and have never seen anyone go in or out of it in the 10+ years I lived near it!

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  • Museum of Jurassic Technology

    The name alone should let you know this isn't your typical museum. It's hard to review this place without major spoilers, but the gist is this: what if you made a natural history/ anthropology /history museum, except all the "facts", events, and people within were totally made up?

    It sounds ludicrous, and yet it works. The Museum never admits to the joke, and the layers of the subterfuge probably took longer to think up and construct than it would to make a "real" museum exhibit. The place is great for skeptics, lovers of the eccentric, and anyone who likes to test the limits of "fact". It's one of those things that's so unique, it's hard to explain. Just go. Even better, bring someone not in on the ruse and see how long it takes them to get it.

    Visiting the museum takes about 1-2 hours, and there's a fair amount of "documentation" to read with the exhibits. It's off the beaten path but parking is easy.

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    Unique cult and highly rated place, read reviews and decide if this is your style!

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    An interesting experience for sure.

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    This place defies any real description. It's amazing.

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Description

The Museum of Jurassic Technology is a unique museum that is dedicated to the study of the lower Jurassic. Located in the Palms district of Los Angeles, the museum features mostly Jurassic relics and contains more than 30 permanent exhibits. The museum was founded in 1987 by David Hildebrand Wilson and Diana Drake Wilson and is not a traditional museum. In 2005 the museum opened the Russian style Tula Tea Room. The team room is a miniature reconstruction of the study of Tsar Nicolas II from the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. Approximately 18,000 people visit the museum each year.

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