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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles Los Angeles

Where is it at?

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles
CA
90007
Tel: 213-763-3466

Where are we going today?

Are you ready to go exploring? How about exploring 4.5 billion years worth of history? You might need more than a day then!

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles is a great way for kids to explore all of the exhibits within the museum that fascinate, and educate. Kids can get up close to the weird and wonderful, and come face to face with creatures that haven't walked on our planet for millions of years! Sounds pretty cool!

The exhibits at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles cover a range of topics, from the cultural, the planet, geology, biology, and of course, natural history.

Are you ready to explore one of the premier dinosaur exhibits in the entire western USA? You bet! The Dinosaur Hall within the museum has over 300 REAL fossils, and a huge 20 complete dinosaur and ancient sea creature skeletons.

Did you know that the museum also has the ONLY collection of different aged T-Rex's in the entire world? See - you're learning already!

At the Natural History Museum, the whole family can journey across the continent, without even having to leave the room. The North American Mammal Halls are filled with displays on the fascinating environments, from the redwood forests, to the arctic ice flows, and the prairies.

It's bugs galore at the Insect Zoo, where kids can find out the truth about even the most familiar bugs, and Spider Pavilion si where the brave go to check out these creatures face to face!

From gems and minerals, to gardens, shells, and birds, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles has a host of incredible permanent exhibits to excite you. 

We haven't even started on the special exhibits that pop up across the year, that you won't want to miss out on!

So grab the family, and get ready to spend the day surrounded by BILLIONS of years of history!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12
  • Children$5 (Ages 3 to 12)
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

9:30am - 5pm daily.

Closed Thanksgiving, July 4, New Years and Christmas Days

Teachers corner

They LOVE having schools along, and they offer discounts too. You can have a Gallery Interpreter take you on a private tour of the Dinosaur and Nature exhibits, and go behind the scenes if they groups are small.

I'm Hungry!

The NHM Grill has tasty made to order gourmet grilled sandwiches, burgers, and snacks!.

Healthy Eating!

The Grill has salads and wraps, as well as veggie options if you want something lighter. You can also bring your own food to enjoy under the trees out the front of the museum!.

Any Top Tips?

The first Tuesday of the month is a FREE museum day! (Except July and August) - so no excuses not to visit!.

Doing our bit

They collect and preserve the artifacts to ensure history remains there for all of us to learn from. They have done an incredible job, and are dedicated to continuing their work. .

Need a little extra help?

All of the exhibits, except the Butterfly and Spider Pavilions, are accessible. There are wheelchairs available to borrow on a first come basis also. .

Can I get one of those?

Bring that pocket money along, because the Museum Store is filled with books, gifts, postcards, and educational toys - to name a few!.

More information

Parking is $10 (cash or card). .

What people are saying?

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    I can't believe it took me so long to go visit my local museum. It's been so long since I've been here. Ever since I was a little kid I remember taking field trips here. Great place to take your kids to on a Sunday Funday Family outing or you can also take a date. The only closest thing to what you would see from the Night at the Museum or New York style Museum.

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    There's always something going on at Nhm that make science and learning fun for all ages. They have after hour events and talks for the adults and many programs for the little ones. Its one of my favorite places to visit.

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    What a great way to spend an afternoon. The dinosaur exhibit is worth the trip alone. I've never seen so many dinosaurs under one roof. Little kids will have a blast, and there's a great little cafe for lunch. My kids enjoyed the butterfly pavilion the most.

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    It was amazing I learned a few things and i was amazed by he animal forest and the dinosaurs like th brocoasorus and the human purposes from monkey to a human

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    There is so much to see its hard to see in a single day. My kids loved all the live bugs and rodents in the nature lab. The butterfly enclose is also really cool. Make sure you check out the puppet shows upstairs.

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