Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

While not as large or impressive as its New York counterpart, this natural history museum has its own considerable charms, with a focus on local history. A large basement exhibit traces California’s progress from backwater to major cultural force. There are amazing dinosaur murals painted by Charles R. Knight, who was the first to extrapolate anatomically correct drawings from fossils of extinct creatures. The traditional glass cases of animal displays are here too, as well as strong sections of South and Central American artifacts your children will find mythically inspirational.

Contact number: (213) 763-3466

Location: 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007

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