When it comes to Los Angeles, there are a lot of “must see” destinations. For example, when it comes to bars, the dresden room is definitely a “must see” as its a classic destination in the city. If you’re looking for something other than bars to visit, lucky for you, the city also is known for their impressive amounts of museums throughout the city. Here are some must see museums in Los Angeles.
The Natural History Museum is a popular museum in L.A. that houses a number of permanent exhibits as well as special rotating exhibits, programing and events. The museum is popular for its impressive Dinosaur Hall that features fossils of T. rex’s, triceratops, and a Stegosaurus. Other exhibits include the insect zoo, african mammals, North American mammals, gems and minerals and an exhibit on the history of Los Angeles. Be sure to check out the Butterfly Pavilion that is open from now through September 3rd. Inside the pavilion, there will be hundreds of free flying butterflies!
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, also known as LACMA, is the largest art museum in the entire Western United States. Inside, you’ll find a wide range of art from around the world. Collections include modern and contemporary art; Latin American and American art; Greek, Roman and Etruscan art; Asian art; Islamic art; Photography pieces; and decorative arts and design. Be sure to see the popular outside art display, Urban Lights, which offers an excellent instagram photo opp.
MOCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art, has four different locations for guests to explore. There are three distinct venues including MOCA Grand Ave located in Downtown L.A., the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and the MOCA at the Pacific Design Center. Moca Grand is perhaps the most popular of these destinations due to its location in the heart of downtown. This location is open every day of the week except for Tuesdays and general admission is $15.