Throughout the halls of the Natural History Museum there are hidden marvels that are actually right before your eyes.
This elegant statue is the centerpiece of the Haaga Family Rotunda. This room was the original entrance to NHM’s 1913 building which had halls for science, history, and art. (Level 1)
A Taste of Hollywood
NHM has an extensive collection of Hollywood costumes, props, and other memorabilia. We rotate a signature costume throughout the year in our Becoming Los Angeles exhibition. (Level 1)
Gem and Mineral Vault
In the back of the Gem and Mineral Hall you can enter into an actual working vault. Here gaze upon valuable and rare gems and minerals. Seasonally we will showcase traveling gem and jewelry exhibitions. (Level 1)
NHM has one of the largest gold collections on display in North America. Learn about the history of the California gold rush and the many types of gold. (Level 1)
This mounted Plesiosaur skeleton in the Dinosaur Hall shows us a rare surprise. A closer look shows a baby’s skeleton inside her, showing scientists that Plesiosaurs had live births during the age of dinosaurs. (Level 1)
Pterosaur vs. Shark
On the upper level of the Dinosaur Hall take a close look at the neck of the mounted Pterosaur. See the imbedded shark’s tooth? We may never know the mystery of how it got into this flying reptile. (Level 1)
Ammonites are extinct relatives of modern-day squid and nautiluses. With a diameter of six feet, five inches, this cast was made from the largest known specimen of Ammonite. (Level 2)
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