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Museums Around Town

Posted by on January 29, 2012

Over the weekend, my huni and I decided to explore Exposition Park.  It was an area I hadn’t quite gotten to since arriving in LA, and he’d never been there.  I convinced him to spend a day there.

I let him sleep in a bit on Saturday then we hopped in the car.  Unfortunately, as we were headed there, there was also a major game happening at the Coliseum so cars were everywhere and the parking lot was as full as could be.

Our first stop: California ScieCenter

The first thing that caught my eye was the giant sign showcasing the IMAX theatre.  The first thing that caught his eye was this:

He had never seen one in person before, and he spent quite a bit of time admiring the beauty in front of us.  This is when I told him about the Shuttle they would be receiving by the end of the year.

We walked closer to the Science Center, and as photographers, loved the opening area around it.

We explored the exhibits there for about 2 hours.  The biggest and most interesting exhibit for me was their EcoSystem’s displays where they branched it off into the different zones.  They had various activities in each zone area.

One thing we also noticed about the California Science Center is that it was very much geared towards children.  However, the cost to the museum is FREE every day.  The hours are 9am to 5pm.  However, there are special exhibits throughout that cost extra from riding a bicycle on a wire over a net that looks at the ground below to the hurricane stimulator.  They also have an IMAX theatre, and it does costs to see the movie playing there.

After walking through the science center, we walked the path next to the Rose Garden.  The Rose Garden was closed during this time of the year,but we still admired the beautiful trees surrounding it.

I then convinced my love, David, to go to the Natural History Museum.  I would pay.  It’s 12 dollars for adult admission. Youth 13-17 are $8, and Children 5 -12 are $5.  Children 4 and under are free.  However, I did find out the first Tuesday of the month, admission is free except in July and August.  September every Tuesday is free admission to offset July and August.

We were completely blown away.  The Los Angeles Natural History Museum had one of the largest dinosaur bone displays I had ever seen.  They also had a very beautiful exhibit on gems stones.  It was gorgeous to walk through and to see the different kind of gems that come from the rocks around us.

But the thing WE were so impressed by at the museum were their mammal exhibits.  They positioned the animals in amazing scenes, and did a great job for the photographer in anybody with those scenes.  You could take a picture, and feel as if you were coming home with a piece of artwork or even a painting.

They had 3 beautiful galleries filled with these gorgeous exhibits.  The museum also had an upstairs, but unfortunately because of the time in the day we ran out of time.

But one thing’s for sure, of all the museums in LA, The Natural History Museum has become my favorite, and I will be visiting there again.

After wards, we took some fun pictures out in the grass.

7 Responses to Museums Around Town

  1. Ms Bibi

    We love museums.We try to visit different museums everywhere we go….my boys absolutely love Science Museums.

  2. Candi

    That looks amazing. We used to live in LA now we are in Palm Springs.

  3. Alexandria

    Glad you had a fun weekend! I’ve been to the Science Center before & really enjoyed the earthquake demo! The only other museum I’ve been to in the area is the Skirball but just for the Noahs Ark kids area which is AMAZING!

  4. Lisa D.B. Taylor

    Looks like a great time! I’ve never been there – the hurricane simulator sounds cool!

  5. Alexis Grace

    Exposition Park is pretty fantastic—- I saw the Bodies exhibit at the Science museum and it was fantastic.

  6. Annie@GreenGlobalTravel

    Thank you so much for sharing these pictures, I found them really inspiring. And I see what you mean about coming home with a piece of art like the picture of those two goats. I’m putting this on my “to do”-list!
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