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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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South LA, Los Angeles
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  • Melody S.
    "LOVE LOVE the butterfly pavilion"(6 Tips)
    Samira A.
    "Dinosaurs, mammals and reptilian exhibits the best."(15 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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  • Abu Aya a.
    Abu Aya aka KD3 weeks ago
    Can everyone say "Dinosaur"
  • Melody S.
    Melody ScottJune 9
    Been here 5+ times
    Fun to see Dino skeletons and other animals on exhibit. I also enjoyed the gem and minerals room. LOVE LOVE the butterfly pavilion
  • Kara M.
    The Dino Lab is super cool behind the scenes look at the science of paleontology
  • John K.
    John KiddeMarch 7
    Great spot to learn about the mammals that roam our earth and the dinosaurs that once did. CA teachers get in free!
  • Bryan W.
    Bryan WilsonFebruary 14
    Love this museum!
  • IBRAHIM A.
    Lovely day with the kids! Educational experience. Recommended for families
  • Adriano T.
    Adriano TadaoDecember 1, 2016
    Is a place with awesome things inside it. If you are a people who likes dinosaurs, you need to visit this place. The price is $12 per adult
  • Bailey
    BaileyNovember 3, 2016
    Pretty much a family oriented museum but there are some nice dinosaur exhibits and displays on evolution.
  • Nizar A.
    Nizar Al-HibshiJuly 28, 2016
    Nice for family visits..
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuJuly 23, 2016
    And here summer nights, such hipness. Lots of activities like pot your own succulents and coloring and photobooth and cocktails and soulection dj! The food trucks are spensive af
  • Paul S.
    Paul S.June 27, 2016
    Lions and Tigers and Bears... oh my!! Plus, they've got the dinosaurs. Sign up and be a member already!!
  • M O.
    M OwJune 19, 2016
    Lots on interesting information and amazing setups. With a lot to explore.
  • Harlan R.
    Harlan RayMay 22, 2016
    The Bug Fair! There's a lot of other great exhibits as well; Air & Space, Science, etc.
  • Madm F.
    Madm FiaMay 10, 2016
    Dinosaurs!
  • Humberto G.
    This place is awesome.
  • Darlene J.
    Darlene JeffersonApril 18, 2016
    Wonderful exhibits
  • Jim F.
    Jim FettermanApril 15, 2016
    Nice dino and rock collection.
  • Candy Q.
    Candy QweenMarch 29, 2016
    The artifacts are amazing
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan PayneJanuary 7, 2016
    Great museum! Wide and sprawling and teeming with information and history, it's located next to USC and the Science museum. You could spend a couple of days visiting it all!
  • Karla R.
    Karla ReddropDecember 27, 2015
    Great place to take the kiddos
  • Nikki C.
    Nikki CozzolaNovember 20, 2015
    Very friendly staff. I parked over in the science A parking lot and they were kind enough to to run down the info as to when the parking lot closed.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Sinan O.
    Sinan OncelerOctober 23, 2015
    Donate and enter for free
  • JD
    JDOctober 9, 2015
    The Patron Level Membership will get you to the front of the line much faster. Avoid the cafeteria unless you want some yucky food.
  • Danielle J.
    Danielle JacobsSeptember 3, 2015
    Butterfly greenhouse was lovely.
  • Madlyn R.
    Madlyn RunburgAugust 1, 2015
    The Nature Lab
  • Ardyss
    ArdyssJuly 28, 2015
    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
  • eric b.
    eric bornemannApril 12, 2015
    Don't miss Megamouth by the entrance -so cool
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezMarch 29, 2015
    Great place for kids during summertime.
  • Samira A.
    Samira Al RomaithiMarch 18, 2015
    Great place for families and children. Dinosaurs, mammals and reptilian exhibits the best.
  • Melissa
    MelissaFebruary 11, 2015
    Wonderful, free field trip opportunity!
  • Victoria V.
    Victoria VergaraJanuary 27, 2015
    Fun place to take the kids or even a friend! The exhibits are awesome!
  • Todd Z.
    Todd ZDecember 12, 2014
    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.
  • Gwen
    GwenOctober 16, 2014
    Spider pavilion!
  • David R.
    David RamirezSeptember 10, 2014
    Mammal Halls, Dinosaur Hall, Hall of Gemstones and Minerals, California History Hall and the Avian Exhibit! Overall one of my top favorite museums.
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaAugust 28, 2014
    The hall of animals is interesting. Outside there are ice cream vendors but they will scatter when the police come.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CrapenhoftAugust 16, 2014
    Dinosaur bones.
  • Charlie A.
    Charlie AispuroAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Become a member. Nuff said
  • Dylan P.
    Dylan PlattAugust 9, 2014
    Make sure to head downstairs for a lot of fun and interactive labs for kids.
  • Ed L.
    Ed LuAugust 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Expo metro line stops right in front!
  • Candice H.
    Candice HardingJuly 22, 2014
    Become a member and have free access to the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits as well.
  • Tianna M.
    Tianna McClanahanJune 30, 2014
    Check out the butterfly pavilion if you can.
  • Michael
    MichaelJune 18, 2014
    Do the butterflies! It's a wonderful live exhibit.
  • Abhinand K.
    Abhinand K RJune 18, 2014
    Free entry for Trojans!
  • Michael D. B.
    Michael D. ButlerApril 13, 2014
    Take the metro and get off at USC campus save yourself the parking
  • Paul B.
    Paul BlagbroughMarch 24, 2014
    Great place
  • Belinda R.
    Belinda RichmondFebruary 16, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Be sure to Check out the Butterfly Pavilion in April 13, 2014
  • Caroline
    CarolineJanuary 8, 2014
    Pretty much did not leave the Dino Hall.
  • Nope
    NopeJanuary 3, 2014
    Cafe is just a little bit pricey for me :/
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KennellJanuary 3, 2014
    See the silk road exhibit before April 2014
  • Belinda R.
    Belinda RichmondDecember 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Make sure you check out our new Silk Roads Exhibit at the NHM!
  • Diane M.
    Diane McClureDecember 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Silk Road Exhibit
  • Karen A.
    Karen AAugust 13, 2013
    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.
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesAugust 2, 2013
    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
  • Mohammad R.
    Mohammad RabbiJuly 16, 2013
    Everyone should visit and experience the sights, wonders, and amazements!!
  • Dan L.
    Dan LJune 23, 2013
    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
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MunozJune 9, 2013
    The new nature lab is super cool!
  • Lilia
    LiliaMay 27, 2013
    Reserve your Butterfly Pavilion tickets online.
  • Lilia
    LiliaMay 27, 2013
    Pack a lunch. There's a cafe with a seating area downstairs.
  • Glenn S.
    Glenn SandersJanuary 26, 2013
    great museum!
  • DK U.
    DK UzoukwuJanuary 13, 2013
    Bet you didn't know they are totally cool with you holding a wedding reception in their African Mammals section.
  • Michael Q.
    Michael QJanuary 5, 2013
    Take the chauffeured, electric-powered Expo Line to get here.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJanuary 3, 2013
    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
  • Mike O.
    Mike OlsenNovember 27, 2012
    Best dinosaur fossil collection I have ever seen.
  • Slamm A.
    Slamm AndrewsOctober 14, 2012
    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.
  • Jose H.
    Jose HernandezOctober 5, 2012
    USC staff get in free. Nice trip when you're feeling adventurous for lunch.
  • Bianca H.
    Bianca HSeptember 3, 2012
    Come during the week before lunch to avoid screaming school kids and wailing babies. Grab lunch at the cafe downstairs.
  • Juliana R.
    Juliana ReedAugust 17, 2012
    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!
  • Jun D.
    Jun DAugust 15, 2012
    Beautiful Rose Garden!
  • Ann M.
    Ann MartinesAugust 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome summer day camp for the kiddos!
  • ELS Language Centers
    Explore natural and cultural specimens and artifacts, some that are 4.5 billion years old!www.nhm.org
  • Jill Angel I.
    Jill Angel InesApril 28, 2012
    Be sure to watch the shows on the second floor. The animals really come to life!!!
  • Kortnie S.
    Kortnie SpitznogleMarch 12, 2012
    Visit here. Loved it. Lots to see. Be prepared to spend a lot in the gift shop
  • David M.
    David MillerDecember 22, 2011
    Fun, Fun Place!
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa RickmonDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The sleepovers are the BEST!!
  • Spider_Dude
    Spider_DudeNovember 4, 2011
    Check your anxieties at the door. These are chill spiders. They love to be still and patient. Cone watch the watchers of the world! Adults pay only $3
  • Luis Q.
    Luis QuintanillaSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Spider pavilon starts in october ;1st fridays happens the 1st 6 months of the year; butterfly pavilion happens frm april till sept ; dino show in the north mamal hall 2nd floor make sure 2go2gem hall
  • Yoplait
    YoplaitSeptember 6, 2011
    We love this spot for an educational family outing - it’s the largest natural and historical museum in the western U.S., with more than 33 million historical relics. Have fun while learning!
  • Sookie
    SookieSeptember 5, 2011
    Take Dino quiz & get a Dino pin at gift shop.
  • Aly R.
    Aly R.August 27, 2011
    The new Dino Hall recently opened. It's a must see.
  • Sandro S.
    Sandro SanchezAugust 5, 2011
    The new Dinosaur exhibit is a MUST SEE! It can be crowded but they seem to regulate it fairly well. Read more
  • Luis Q.
    Luis QuintanillaJuly 23, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Burgers in the nhm grill are awesome!
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesJuly 14, 2011
    Dinosaur Hall opens this wknd @nhmla (feat. the world痴 only T. rex growth series). Go @metrolosangeles 2 Expo Park
  • Chase R.
    Chase RichardsonJuly 9, 2011
    There are several free parking lots down the street from the official pay lot on Bill Robertson Ln.
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJuly 5, 2011
    Did you know? Of the museum's 35 million artifacts and specimens, the oldest by far are the meteorites on display – they’re 4.5 billion years old!
  • Catalina S.
    Catalina SoriaJune 20, 2011
    The Butterfly Pavilion had me fluttering! ;) Read more
  • Bonnie I.
    Bonnie IpMay 23, 2011
    The Dinosaur Hall is currently closed but will be re-opened soon.
  • DowntownLA.com
    DowntownLA.comMay 9, 2011
    Don't miss First Fridays for your monthly dose of live music, stimulating scientific discussion, and behind-the-scenes curatorial tours. Read more
  • Ricardo C.
    Ricardo CisnerosMay 3, 2011
    Check out the live insects.
  • NOWNESS
    NOWNESSApril 25, 2011
    LA: A favorite of Rodarte sibling duo Laura & Kate Mulleavy who say the gem room is their "favorite room in Los Angeles." Click "More Info" for details. Read more
  • Arjay J.
    Arjay JalmaaniMarch 5, 2011
    Join the Cypher on First Friday's!
  • codeparc llc
    codeparc llcFebruary 22, 2011
    The NHM of Los Angeles County is the largest natural history museum in the western United States!
  • The Standard
    The StandardJanuary 28, 2011
    LA (see) First Fridays! Enjoy DJs, live music and drinks amongst the dinosaurs on the first Friday of every month.
  • AskMen
    AskMenJanuary 7, 2011
    Author & Wired editor Jonah Lehrer will be exploring what activities unleash your creativity during his 6:30 PM discussion at NHM’s popular First Fridays series. Live bands will also be performing. Read more
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NystromDecember 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Parking in Lot 3 is $8 even when $20 in other lots for Coliseum events.
  • Elaine C.
    Elaine ChuNovember 8, 2010
    Artifacts are man made (spears, bowls, arrows etc.). Biofacts are not man made, they cone from nature (bones, feathers, animal pelts).
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesOctober 13, 2010
    The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is the largest natural history museum in the western United States with more than 33 million specimens and artifacts
  • Roger D.
    Roger DayOctober 11, 2010
    Get Info Here Read more
  • S. F.
    S. F.August 22, 2010
    Becoming a member includes admission to the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, First Fridays and special exhibits like the Pavilion of Wings!
  • Dora
    DoraJune 28, 2010
    Kids’ll love the live animal presentations in the Discovery Center at 11am and 3pm on weekends.Powered by ParentsConnect.com Read more
  • Leo S.
    Leo SodermanApril 11, 2010
    Cafe is overpriced for fairly inedible pre-packaged food. I mean, really, a PBJ with crusts you can't bite through?
  • Миша
    МишаSeptember 20, 2016
    Это супер музей! Лучшая экспозиция доисторического времени. Лучшее место, что бы показать детям как устроена природа
  • Julio E.
    Julio EscobarJuly 9, 2016
    Todo es fantástico!
  • Julio E.
    Julio EscobarJuly 9, 2016
    Todo es fantástico! Todo!
  • Pedro M.
    Pedro MendozaApril 1, 2016
    Excelente museo de los mas grandes que visto, siempre que creia que ya habia terminado de verlo todo, encontraba otra sala
  • Elena P.
    Elena PestrovaJanuary 7, 2016
    Free general admission on the first Tuesday of every month, love this museum more than similar in NY. Great Dino hall // бесплатный вход каждый первый вторник месяца, отличная выставка динозавров
  • Andre S.
    Andre SimoesDecember 24, 2015
    Museu com importante acervo de fósseis de dinossauros e humanos. Vale a visita.
  • Anna T.
    Anna TerentievaNovember 3, 2015
    Очень интересно посмотреть на минералы и скелеты динозавров.
  • Luis S.
    Luis ShimabukuroJuly 20, 2015
    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!
  • Pau T.
    Pau TaveraMay 11, 2015
    Las salas de animales de África y América son lo mejor
  • David Robert
    David RobertFebruary 7, 2015
    Exposição de dinossauros espetacular
  • Nancy M.
    Nancy Munoz ParraOctober 30, 2014
    No es tan grande como el de NYC pero cada día va mejorando
  • Alper O.
    Alper OzdamarOctober 3, 2013
    Beni en cok dinazor bölümü etkiledi.
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