Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 83%Local Culture
- 74%History Buffs
- 67%Budget Travelers
- 59%Green Travelers
- 58%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (23)
- Natural History Museum of Los Angeles CountyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Dec 09, 2013
In my opinion, the weakest and least interesting of the museums in Exposition Park although at times its special, traveling exhibits make a trip worthwhile and its permanent "Becoming LA" exhibit makes any trip worthwhile.
- Natural History Museum of Los Angeles CountyMember ofFamily TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7Jul 18, 2013
Ok so this is not the British Museum of Natural History, its not the Smithsonian, Its not the Chicago Museum of Natural History either... Well I have been to all of those joints and this is nothing like them, However they had some very fun exhibits and my daughter enjoyed it for the most part. Consequently, I now know that this isnt the best history or natural history museum I have been to, but the second best in LA after the Page... Regardless, It still is a fun awesome place to visit!
Its not that much, the munchkin and I had parking and entrance with a few souvenirs for under $30... That is a very nice thing IMHO. Lots of $10 all day parking around the museums. It helps that its next to the California Science Center, where they parked the Endeavor. I also love that both are next to the Coliseum and USC. =D
Pro Tip: They only have one penny smasher here and its just outside of the gift shop...
We saw a bunch of dino bones, modern animal skeletons, static displays of a lot of mammals native to the region and north america... They had a small birds exhibit, a bunch of rocks in a minerals/gems exhibit, and a small mayan/aztec/inca type art exhibit.
There are 4 areas under construction. A lot of the california exhibit had stuff temporarily removed... =( when they are done rebuilding this place, i infer (assume mind you) that this place will be much improved.
Pro Tip #2: Teachers get in for free!
Overall its a place worth visiting without a doubt. However, I think that they have a long way to go till they are on point with any of the other major museums that I have been to. Hell the Page Museum is 10 times better, but I like the dino bones and tour there =X
- Natural History Museum of Los Angeles CountyAmbassadorMember ofStudentsBackpackersSep 13, 2013
From whales to dinosaurs to butterflies, spiders to birds to rocks and minerals...the LA Natural History Museum has it all. Its expansive galleries feature endless exhibits, educating the public about life's mysteries and inhabitants in perfectly preserved, scientific presentation. Plus, there are TONS of activities and programs for kids and visitors to be more engaged and involved in the experience.
- Natural History Museum of Los Angeles CountyOct 17, 2013
The dinosaur exhibits are great at the Natural History Museum, but I wasn't such a fan of some of the other wings (the bird exhibit was kind of weak). It's a decent museum but compared to the free (and fantastic) museums in DC...I've seen better.
- Natural History Museum of Los Angeles CountyFeb 18, 2013
I really enjoyed this museum. Especially the dinosaur exhibit. It was one of the better ones I've seen. It was arranged in a way that really let you see all sides of the dinosaur. I was particularly fond of how well lit the exhibits were. This museum did a great job of show casing its collection.
- Natural History Museum of Los Angeles CountyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Jan 31, 2013
I am partial to natural history museums. I've seen better ones in NY and DC but this location has sentimental value to me as I'd visit whenever I'd get really bored between classes at USC, which is right across the street. It's free for students!