Permanent & rotating exhibits at the Natural History Museum
New Dinosaur Hall & the world's only T. rex growth series
Grand Diorama Halls with animals from North America & Africa
3.5-acre (1.4-ha) Nature Gardens & interactive Nature Lab
Chance to see Dino Lab paleontologists working on fossils
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Admission to Natural History Museum
What you can expect
Discover more than 300 real fossils, admire 20 complete skeletons, and check out the world’s only Tyrannosaurus rex growth series with a visit to the National History Museum’s Dinosaur Hall. Get a behind-the-scenes look at paleontologists in the Dino Lab and see dinosaurs come to life at the Dinosaur Encounters show.
Journey through an epic evolutionary story that spans 65 million years as you investigate 240 specimens—including skeletons from mastodons and whales—and animal dioramas from North America, Africa, and more. See more than 2,000 spectacular specimens displayed in the Gem and Mineral Hall and enter into the vault to view diamonds, rubies, sapphires, gold, and other exquisite gems.
Find out how LA went from a tiny pueblo to a sprawling metropolis in the Becoming Los Angeles exhibit, and take a stroll past native plant species in the Nature Gardens, where kids and adults can take a closer look at how things grow in the Get Dirty Zone. Before you leave, don’t forget to scope out L.A. creatures scurrying about the Nature Lab, and try your hand at interactive touchscreens that let you explore stories about Los Angeles’ plants and animals.