Natural History Museum Los Angeles

Hi everyone! We’re currently in Los Angeles, California for the holidays. It’s the kids’ first time to spend Christmas and New Year with our family members here. The day after we arrived we decided to visit the Natural History Museum Los Angeles.

Natural History Museum Los AngelesIt’s so much like the museum in the movie Night at the Museum.

Natural History Museum Los AngelesNatural History Museum Los Angeles has entire halls devoted to mammals from South Africa and America.

Natural History Museum Los Angeles Natural History Museum Los Angeles Natural History Museum Los AngelesMy kids commented that it’s like a zoo, lol!

Natural History Museum Los AngelesWe were lucky because we chanced upon the special Mummies exhibit flown in from Chicago. The Mummies will only be in Los Angeles until January 18, 2016. We needed to pay extra to go see it but it was worth it!

Natural History Museum Los AngelesI remember going to a museum in Ueno, Japan to see the mummies. We weren’t allowed to take any pictures back then. I was surprised when they told us we could take photos here. The only things we couldn’t take photos of were the exposed remains.

Natural History Museum Los AngelesThis is a mummy from Peru.

Natural History Museum Los AngelesThat Peruvian mummy bundle actually contains the remains of three people — a woman and two children.

Natural History Museum Los AngelesThis is how they bury mummies in Peru.

Natural History Museum Los AngelesThe exhibit had mummies from Egypt too.

Natural History Museum Los AngelesA person’s organs are actually placed in a separate container.

Natural History Museum Los AngelesThis mummy is referred to as the Gilded Lady because of the gilded mask.

Natural History Museum Los AngelesThis is a rendition of how the Gilded Lady must have looked like when she was alive based on her skull.

Natural History Museum Los AngelesThere are a lot of other things to see aside from animals and mummies…

Natural History Museum Los AngelesMementos from different time periods…

Natural History Museum Los AngelesThere’s an entire section for dinosaurs too.

Natural History Museum Los AngelesI wore my FitBit that day and would you believe it took 5,000 steps for us to go around the museum?

Natural History Museum Los AngelesWhat you see here isn’t even 10% of what you can find in the Natural History Museum Los Angeles.

Natural History Museum Los AngelesWe went on a Sunday and it wasn’t crowded.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles admission fees are as follows:

  • Adult – US$12
  • Youth (13 – 17) – US$9
  • Senior (62+) – US$9
  • Child (3 – 12) – US$5
  • Child (2 below) – FREE

We had to pay double to see the mummies but it was all good. If you’re travelling to Los Angeles, this is a really great place to check out. You can easily spend around 4 hours there. It’s family-friendly as there are bathrooms with diaper changing facilities as well as a food court where you can grab a bite (although I highly suggest eating out because there are a lot of restaurants around the vicinity).

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
900 Exposition Blvd.,
Los Angeles, California 90007
(213)763-3466
http://www.nhm.org/

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