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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County - Gem and Mineral Hall

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The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County opened in 1913. It has grown through several name changes, beginning with The Museum of Science, (verify the order) Historical, and Art. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is one of the largest museums of it's type in the United States, and is one of the largest natural and cultural museums in the Western United States. Only the Smithsonian Institution and American Museum of Natural History in New York are larger. The collection numbers over 30 million pieces, many unfortunately are not on display due to lack of space. Plans are underway to rebuild this institution and hopefully more of the collection will be exhibited in the new facility.

Artifacts cover over 4.5 billion years of the Earth's history.

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has one of the best collections and displays of rocks and minerals in the country.
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Diamond Butterfly.

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