Posted: October 2, 2015, 4:40pm
I guess the title is a little far-fetched but what’s life without drama. When we first arrived in LA, firsts become very important since it was my first time travelling to another continent, thus I wanted to explore and discover the culture, places, practices, etc. Like how a sense of mystery which only pushes you to pursue things further, this only increased my desire. This is how I stumbled upon the Natural History museum right next to the amazing California Science Center.
The Natural History museum is located at a very convenient distance from USC and is free for USC students (so carry your USC ID) and it offers a plethora of exhibits to explore. When you first enter you see this awe-inspiring structure of the remains of a blue whale, as you precede inside you come across the fossils of various creatures, and YES DINOSAURS (You will find a T-REX!!)! You will find this beautiful gem gallery which has such exquisite displays that you will find yourself gaping at each display; the most noteworthy are the fluorescent elements which I personally feel are unique to this place. To the other end you can find carefully constructed structures of animals from various regions of the world, this provides such an insight and introduces you to various species.
I also got to check out a dress worn by Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind, this section also showcases the shots, art, instruments, and a model of LA among many others. It takes about 2 hours just to cover one floor since it is a HUMONGOUS place.
Be sure to check the museum out , I’m planning to re-visit it sometime in the near future and also check out the California Science Center, which is right next door. The science center offers experiences through various simulators for the public to try out (hurricane simulator , picking up the pick-up truck, etc). If you’re an airplane buff, you will love this place, plus they help you understand science processes like cell division, surgeries, evolution and much more. It closes at 5pm so make sure to hurry and keep a whole day aside for each if you plan to visit.
Published on July 26th, 2017
Last updated on August 10th, 2017