The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is a massive museum with millions of artefacts and specimens covering billions of years of history. You'll find 3 floors containing permanent exhibits inside the museum, along with a rotating selection of temporary exhibits.

Quite a few different fields of study are represented within this museum, including studies covering all different sorts of animals with a focus on marine life and dinosaurs for the most part. You'll also find exhibits on pre-Columbian human cultures, as this museum also showcases impressive anthropological and archaeological discoveries.

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County highlights

While there are millions of specimens and artefacts on display here, you'll find a few exhibits that tend to stand out. The dinosaur fossil displays, such as the triceratops, are particularly popular, but you'll also find one of the world's largest marine-mammal remnant collections.

The rotating exhibits hosted here always have something special to offer whether they're covering ancient animals or ancient humans. Some of the most popular temporary exhibits from years past have included one focused on mummies and another showcasing the soaring pterosaurs. You'll also find a butterfly pavilion here during the spring and summer.

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Good to know when visiting the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

This museum charges a modest fee for entrance, and some of the temporary exhibits, depending on their nature, may require additional fees. If you're looking to save as much as possible, try to avoid driving. Both the on-site parking and nearby state-run lots will run you about $12.

The metro is the best way to get to the museum. Both the Expo Park/USC and Expo/Vermont stops offer easy access, putting the museum well within walking distance. You'll also find yourself just a few steps away from Exposition Park and the LA Memorial Coliseum.

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Location: 900 W Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA

Open: Daily from 9.30 am to 5 pm

Phone: +1 213-763-3466