The Natural History Museum (NHM) is an absolute gem in my book of places to visit. Museums are not for everyone, but the Natural History Museum is just too great of a place to pass up. I used to take my son there regularly when he was younger, and each time I go it is a brand new experience.
With the world’s second largest collection of marine mammals fossils, the Natural History Museum offers wonderful displays of our grand history. Its goal is to inspire wonder and discovery to all its visitors, and it certainly lives up to its standards. From their Spider Pavilion to their Ancient Latin American Art, the NHM is a glorious hub of culture and history. They have extraordinary representations of animals like the Fin Whale, the second largest whale next to the blue whale, and dinosaur remains dating back nearly 250 million years ago. Also, their revamped Dinosaur Hall is set to re-open this summer with expanded galleries twice the size of what it was!
On top of it all, they have one of the most intriguing gem and mineral exhibits in the world. The NHM’s Gem and Mineral Hall contains two galleries filled with natural stones from all over the globe, totaling 150,000 specimens, each with its own unique energy and frequency. Truly a treasure to view, I would highly recommend visiting the NHM soon—all tickets are under $10, and children under 4 are free!
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 763-DINO