|Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County|
|Location||Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California|
|Type||Natural history museum|
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County opened in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California, USA in 1913 as the Museum of History, Science, and Art. Exposition Park is located in University Park Los Angeles California, across the street from the University of Southern California. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Exposition Park is located in University Park Los Angeles California, across the street from the University of Southern California. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The moving force behind it was a museum association founded in 1910. Its distinctive main building, with fitted marble walls and domed and colonnaded rotunda, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP is the United States government's official list of districts sites buildings structures and objects deemed worthy of Additional wings opened in 1925, 1930, 1960, and 1976.
The museum was divided in 1961 into the Los Angeles County Museum of History and Science and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, also known as LACMA, is an Art museum in Los Angeles County California. LACMA moved to new quarters on Wilshire Boulevard in 1965, and the Museum of History and Science was renamed the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. Wilshire Boulevard is one of the principal east-west Arterial roads in Los Angeles, California, United States. Eventually, the museum renamed itself again, becoming the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
The museum is the largest in the western United States, and its collections include nearly 33 million specimens and artifacts and cover 4. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Specimen are a British band formed in the 1980s Their music has been described as being comprised of many different genres of music including Glam, Goth In Archaeology, an artifact or artefact is any object made or modified by a human culture, and often one later recovered by some archaeological 5 billion years of history. The museum maintains research and collections in the following fields:
The museum has three floors of permanent exhibits. The annelids, collectively called Annelida (from Latin anellus "little ring" are a large phylum of Animals comprising Archaeology, archeology, or archæology (from Greek grc ἀρχαιολογία archaiologia – grc ἀρχαῖος archaīos Ethnology (from the Greek ἔθνος, ethnos meaning "habit custom convention" is the branch of Anthropology that compares and Botany, plant science(s, phytology, or plant biology is a branch of Biology and is the scientific study of plant Life Structure of crustaceans As Arthropods crustaceans have a stiff Exoskeleton, which must be shed to allow the animal to grow ( Ecdysis or molting Echinoderms (Phylum Echinodermata) are a phylum of marine Animals (including Sea stars) Entomology (from Greek grc ἔντομος entomos, "that which is cut in pieces or engraved/segmented" hence "insect" and grc -λογία Herpetology (from Greek: ἑρπετόν herpeton, "creeping animal" and λόγος logos, "knowledge" is the branch of Zoology History is the study of the past particularly the written record Those who study history as a Profession are called Historians Etymology Ichthyology (from Greek ἰχθυ ikhthu, "fish" and λόγος logos, "knowledge" is the branch of Zoology devoted to the study Invertebrate paleontology (also spelled Invertebrate palaeontology) is sometimes described as Invertebrate paleozoology and/or Invertebrate paleobiology Malacology is the branch of Invertebrate Zoology which deals with the study of Mollusks the second-largest Phylum of animals in terms of described In Zoology, mammalogy is the study of Mammals – a class of Vertebrates with characteristics such as Homeothermic Metabolism Mineralogy is an Earth Science focused around the Chemistry, Crystal structure, and physical (including optical) properties of Minerals Ornithology (from Greek ὄρνις ὄρνιθος ornis, ornithos, "bird" and λόγος logos, "knowledge" is the branch of Vertebrate paleontology seeks to discover the behavior reproduction and appearance of extinct spined animals through the study of their Fossilized remains Among the most popular museum displays are those devoted to animal habitats, dinosaurs, pre-Colombian cultures, and the Ralph M. A habitat (which is Latin for "it inhabits" is an Ecological or environmental area that is inhabited by a particular Species. The pre-Columbian era incorporates all period subdivisions in the history and prehistory of the Americas before the appearance of significant European influences Parsons Discovery Center and Insect Zoo.
The museum has two satellites, the George C. Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits and the William S. La Brea Tar Pits (or Rancho La Brea Tar Pits) are a famous cluster of Tar pits located in Hancock Park in the urban heart of Los Angeles, Hart Ranch and Museum.
The museum's collections are strong in many fields, but the mineralogy and Pleistocene paleontology are the most esteemed, the latter thanks to the wealth of specimens collected from the famed La Brea Tar Pits.
Over the years, the museum has built additions onto its original building. The domed rotunda features a bronze sculpture of the three Muses holding up the world, representing the three subject areas to which the museum was dedicated in 1913. This hall is among the most distinctive locales in Los Angeles and has often been used as a filming location.