Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is a crown jewel of Los Angeles’s museums. A national leader in exhibitions, education and research, the Museum was LA’s first cultural institution, opening its doors to the public in 1913. It is the largest natural and historical museum in the Western United States, safe guarding more than 35 million diverse specimens and artefacts.

The Museum is also an active research centre. The Research & Collections Department spans the areas of living and fossil invertebrates (echinoderms, crustacea, worms, entomology, and molluscs), vertebrates (birds, mammals, reptiles, fishes), mineralogy, anthropology (Native American, Pre-Columbian and Pacific) and history (California and Southwestern).