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‘Becoming Los Angeles’ At The Natural History Museum

Gayle Anderson was live in Downtown Los Angeles in Exposition Park where the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County welcomes visitors to its new exhibition, BECOMING LOS ANGELES, a 14,000-square-foot display that tells the story of the history of Los Angeles and the region from the time of Spanish contact through the present.

Some of the stories are well known, such as how the acquisition of water through the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913 allowed Los Angeles to grow.  However, there are other natural and human influences that played a part in transforming the region into an agricultural and industrial empire such as the cattle industry, the Gold Rush, floods, a plague of grasshoppers, railroads and outlandish booster campaigns. Los Angeles also played a pivotal role in World War II. While visiting this exhibition, visitors will learn about these influences as well as the dynamic diversity of the region’s earliest settlers.

General admission tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors (62+), college students with ID and youth (ages 13-17), and $5 for children (ages 3-12). Admission for members and children under 2 is FREE.

Special ticketed admission applies to the Butterfly Pavilion. Prices for general admission plus the Pavilion are as follows: $15 for adults; $11 for seniors and college students; $6 for children ages 3-12; Members and children under 2 are FREE, but require a timed ticket.

Parking is available in the NHM Car Park for $8, cash only and across the street in Exposition Park’s Lot 3 for $10, cash only. Both are located in Bill Robertson Lane, north of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, south of Exposition Boulevard and east of Vermont Avenue.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County serves nearly one million families and visitors annually, and is a national leader in research, exhibitions, and education. The Museum was the first dedicated museum building in Los Angeles, opening its doors in 1913. It has amassed one of the world’s most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history with more than 35 million objects, some as old as 4.5 billion years. The NHM is located in Exposition Park and is open seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

BECOMING LOS ANGELES
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 763-DINO

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

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Gayle Anderson was live in Downtown Los Angeles in Exposition Park where the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County welcomes visitors to its new exhibition, BECOMING LOS ANGELES, a 14,000-square-foot display that tells the story of the history of Los Angeles and the region from the time of Spanish contact through the present.

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07/15/13

Becoming L.A.-The 1900s

Gayle Anderson was live in Downtown Los Angeles in Exposition Park where the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County welcomes visitors to its new exhibition, BECOMING LOS ANGELES, a 14,000-square-foot display that tells the story of the history of Los Angeles and the region from the time of Spanish contact through the present.

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07/15/13

Becoming L.A.-The 1800s

Gayle Anderson was live in Downtown Los Angeles in Exposition Park where the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County welcomes visitors to its new exhibition, BECOMING LOS ANGELES, a 14,000-square-foot display that tells the story of the history of Los Angeles and the region from the time of Spanish contact through the present.

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07/15/13

Becoming L.A.-The 1700s

Gayle Anderson was live in Downtown Los Angeles in Exposition Park where the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County welcomes visitors to its new exhibition, BECOMING LOS ANGELES, a 14,000-square-foot display that tells the story of the history of Los Angeles and the region from the time of Spanish contact through the present.

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