The Natural History Museum is a stunning display of the history of our planet along with amazing work of preserving specimens, tracking biodiversity, and educating people of all ages on the fascinating history of our earth. Ever since it’s opening in 1913, they have been protecting over 35 million specimens, dating back 4.5 billion years. The museum is an authoritative source on the natural and cultural history of the earth, containing research and collections in a multitude of fields including, but certainly not limited to, Anthropology, Archeology, Mineralogy, Crustacea and Mammalogy.
The museum has three floors of permanent exhibits. Among the most popular are the dinosaurs, animal habitats, Insect Zoo, pre-Columbian cultures, the Ralph M. Parsons Discovery Center and, and the Nature Lab, which explores urban wildlife in Southern California. The strongest and most admirable of the museum’s collections are the Mineralogy and Pleistocene paleontology, thanks to the wealth of specimens collected from the La Brea Tar Pits.
The Natural History Museum has two satellites, the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits and the William S. Hart Park and Museum in Newhall, Santa Clarita, California.