Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

900 Exposition Blvd (at Vermont Ave), Los Angeles, CA 90007, United States
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  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Mon–Tue
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
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  • What you need to know
    "Reserve your Butterfly Pavilion tickets online."(5 Tips)
    Abu D.
    "U can find real dinosaurs horn and lots of ancient history stuff"(10 Tips)
    Belinda R.
    "Make sure you check out our new Silk Roads Exhibit at the NHM!"(3 Tips)
    Javier M.
    "Free admission on the first Tuesday of every month."(2 Tips)
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  • Ardyss

    I've been avoiding this museum for years because I thought it was about "boring" history. How wrong I was! One of the best museums in LA. Visit the Butterfly and Spider Exhibits. The dinos are coolest

    Ardyss · 18 hours ago
  • Luis S.

    Sempre curto visitar os museus de história natural pelas cidades dos USA, esse de LA é bem legal, vale a pena passar o dia por lá!

    Luis Shimabukuro · 1 week ago
  • Pau T.

    Las salas de animales de África y América son lo mejor

    Pau Tavera · May 11
  • eric b.

    Don't miss Megamouth by the entrance -so cool

    eric bornemann · April 12
  • Jon S.

    Great place for kids during summertime.

    Jon Sanchez · March 29
  • Cakes

    FREE NHM DAYS for the rest of 2015: April 7, 2015 / May 5, 2015 / June 2, 2015 / September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 / October 6, 2015 /November 3, 2015 / December 1, 2015

    Cakes · March 22
  • Samira A.

    Great place for families and children. Dinosaurs, mammals and reptilian exhibits the best.

    Samira Al Romaithi · March 18
  • Melissa

    Wonderful, free field trip opportunity!

    Melissa · February 11
  • David Robert

    Exposição de dinossauros espetacular

    David Robert · February 7
  • Victoria V.

    Fun place to take the kids or even a friend! The exhibits are awesome!

    Victoria Vergara · January 27
  • Todd Z.

    If you haven't been back since the additions and renovations have been completed, you owe it to yourself (and your family) to go back - you won't be disappointed.

    Todd Z · December 12, 2014
  • Nancy P.

    No es tan grande como el de NYC pero cada día va mejorando

    Nancy Parra · October 30, 2014
  • Gwen

    Spider pavilion!

    Gwen · October 16, 2014
  • David R.

    Mammal Halls, Dinosaur Hall, Hall of Gemstones and Minerals, California History Hall and the Avian Exhibit! Overall one of my top favorite museums.

    David Ramirez · September 10, 2014
  • Justin O.

    The hall of animals is interesting. Outside there are ice cream vendors but they will scatter when the police come.

    Justin Ordoveza · August 28, 2014
  • Michael C.

    Dinosaur bones.

    Michael Crapenhoft · August 16, 2014
  • Charlie A.

    Become a member. Nuff said

    Charlie Aispuro · August 11, 2014
  • Dylan P.

    Make sure to head downstairs for a lot of fun and interactive labs for kids.

    Dylan Platt · August 9, 2014
  • Ed L.

    The Expo metro line stops right in front!

    Ed Lu · August 3, 2014
  • Candice H.

    Become a member and have free access to the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits as well.

    Candice Harding · July 22, 2014
  • Tianna M.

    Check out the butterfly pavilion if you can.

    Tianna McClanahan · June 30, 2014
  • Michael

    Do the butterflies! It's a wonderful live exhibit.

    Michael · June 18, 2014
  • Abhinand K.

    Free entry for Trojans!

    Abhinand K R · June 18, 2014
  • Michael D. B.

    Take the metro and get off at USC campus save yourself the parking

    Michael D. Butler · April 13, 2014
  • Paul B.

    Great place

    Paul Blagbrough · March 24, 2014
  • Belinda R.

    Be sure to Check out the Butterfly Pavilion in April 13, 2014

    Belinda Richmond · February 16, 2014
  • Abu D.

    Good place to be. U can find real dinosaurs horn and lots of ancient history stuff

    Abu Danish · January 10, 2014
  • Caroline

    Pretty much did not leave the Dino Hall.

    Caroline · January 8, 2014
  • Richard

    Cafe is just a little bit pricey for me :/

    Richard · January 3, 2014
  • Rachel K.

    See the silk road exhibit before April 2014

    Rachel Kennell · January 3, 2014
  • Belinda R.

    Make sure you check out our new Silk Roads Exhibit at the NHM!

    Belinda Richmond · December 28, 2013
  • Diane M.

    Silk Road Exhibit

    Diane McClure · December 21, 2013
  • Alper O.

    Beni en cok dinazor bölümü etkiledi.

    Alper Ozdamar · October 3, 2013
  • Karen A.

    This museum is recommended for the whole family. Your kids will definitely have fun, enjoy all the exhibits, live shows and presentations, and learn many important facts and information.

    Karen A · August 13, 2013
  • Los Angeles

    Holds the title of being the 3rd-largest museum of its type in the U.S., w/ more than 3.5 million specimens. Free admission first Tuesday of most months, except July/August; free every Tuesday in Sept

    Los Angeles · August 2, 2013
  • Mohammad R.

    Everyone should visit and experience the sights, wonders, and amazements!!

    Mohammad Rabbi · July 16, 2013
  • Dan L.

    Get the patron level membership. You get to skip the line up front and gets you into the butterfly exhibit even when it's sold out. This membership also includes membership to over 300 museums

    Dan L · June 23, 2013
  • Melissa M.

    The new nature lab is super cool!

    Melissa Munoz · June 9, 2013
  • Lilia

    Reserve your Butterfly Pavilion tickets online.

    Lilia · May 27, 2013
  • Lilia

    Pack a lunch. There's a cafe with a seating area downstairs.

    Lilia · May 27, 2013
  • Glenn S.

    great museum!

    Glenn Sanders · January 26, 2013
  • DK U.

    Bet you didn't know they are totally cool with you holding a wedding reception in their African Mammals section.

    DK Uzoukwu · January 13, 2013
  • Michael

    Take the chauffeured, electric-powered Expo Line to get here.

    Michael · January 5, 2013
  • LA Weekly

    Check out First Fridays featuring lectures, bands, DJs and special museum tours! Also, don't forget to see the Space Shuttle Endeavour on display out front! Read more

    LA Weekly · January 3, 2013
  • Mike O.

    Best dinosaur fossil collection I have ever seen.

    Mike Olsen · November 27, 2012
  • Slamm A.

    Go see the Ostrich exhibit in the hall if African Mammals... Worst presentation of science that I've ever witnessed. Almost as bad as The Inquisition.

    Slamm Andrews · October 14, 2012
  • Jose H.

    USC staff get in free. Nice trip when you're feeling adventurous for lunch.

    Jose Hernandez · October 5, 2012
  • Bianca H.

    Come during the week before lunch to avoid screaming school kids and wailing babies. Grab lunch at the cafe downstairs.

    Bianca H · September 3, 2012
  • Juliana R.

    We heard a 3 yr old say to his dad today: "Look daddy they got zombies here..." - watch out in the N. American history area, you've been warned!

    Juliana Reed · August 17, 2012
  • Jun D.

    Beautiful Rose Garden!

    Jun D · August 15, 2012

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