Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC)
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NHM has amassed one of the world's most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history - more than 35 million objects, some as old as 4.5 billion years.
Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the world famous La Brea Tar Pits represents the only active urban paleontological excavation site in the world.
Silent film star William S. Hart purchased ranch property in Newhall, north of Los Angeles, in 1921. He built a 22-room mansion and filled it with Western art, Native American artifacts, and early Hollywood memorabilia.
Early Miocene Aoerban locality of Inner Mongolia, China, is a recently discovered exposure that is rich in fossil mammals and one of my favorite fossil localities.
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Vertebrate Paleontology Department
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 763-3310