The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles is the best place to stock up on extra knowledge about animals, dinosaurs, art, and history without having to pick up a book. There are two types of exhibits in the museum: the permanent exhibits and the special exhibits. Permanent exhibits include those about mammals, dinosaurs, gems and minerals, and the history of California.
There is a discovery center in the museum. Visitors can interact and even use the exhibits. Kids and adults alike can feel the excitement of an archaeological dig as they look for dinosaur fossils buried under the soil, or they can interact with some animals such as snakes and turtles.
There are many activities being held almost every day, like tours and encounters with dinosaurs. These can keep visitors pre-occupied during their stay in the Natural History museum of LA. Different learning programs can unleash the hidden scientist and archaeologist in everyone. During summer the museum offers a nature camp for students in kindergarten to the 8th grade. Field trips to the museum can be given for free, provided that those attending the field trip arrange a reservation 3 weeks in advance.
Aside from entertaining people of all ages, the Natural History museum also keeps collections of different research. There is a dinosaur institute where visitors can see museum workers clean and prepare different dinosaur fossils for upcoming exhibits. The Rancho La Brea is where different artifacts taken from the La Brea Tar Pits are placed, and the museum’s history is kept and preserved in the museum archives. Those who wish to view these documents must secure an appointment. The museum is open every day from 9:30 AM to 5PM and is closed during New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, and Independence Day.