- Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
- California Science Center and IMAX Theatre
- California African-American Museum
- Rose Garden
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd., (213) 763-3466
World class exhibits of dinosaurs and insects. Dozens of dioramas that show stuffed animals in their realistic environments. Excellent gem collection. Children's insect museum with live insects in the Discovery Center. Many kinds of tours and hands-on exhibits.
Open daily, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Adult admission: $12, seniors and students $9, children $5
700 State Drive, (323) 724-3623
The California Science Center is the newer, bigger, better version of the Museum of Science and Industry. Attractions include the World of Life, which probes how people, plants, animals, and the tiniest living cells perform the same life processes to survivehave; and high tech presentations of the world's Ecosystems.
There are many other interactive attractions designed to make science fascinating, and two restaurants, the Megabites Cafe, with grill service, gourmet pizza and stir-fry specialties; and the Rose Garden Cafe, offering cappuccino, pastries and gourmet box lunches.
Open daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free admission. The Science Center includes an IMAX Theater that has the largest movie screen in Los Angeles - 7 stories high by 90 feet wide.
600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Living treasures of African American art, history and culture. Designed to enhance the public's knowledge of the African American's contribution to society both past and present. Among the many upcoming historical exhibitions are in-depth presentations on African Americans in golf, Black inventors, and African Americans in the California gold rush. CAAM's Living History Theatre brings these stories to life with exciting performances, readings, panel discussions and film presentations.
In the heart of the museum group at Exposition Park is the charming seven and a half acre Rose Garden. First planted in 1926, the garden had 15,793 rose bushes for the opening ceremonies in 1928. Beautifully maintained, the Rose Garden today is often used for weddings and is a wonderful spot to spend a quiet afternoon. It is currently among the three major public display rose gardens in Southern California and one of the most important in the state.