The Broad Museum

The Broad Museum
This is Los Angeles’ newest contemporary art museum founded by Eli & Edythe Broad in Downtown Los Angeles. There are over 2,000 post-war works in the museum and they offer free admission. You will find pieces by Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Carl Andre, Tauba Auerbach, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, just to name a few. Reservations are encouraged for the Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrored Room. You won’t want to miss this experiential artwork of seemingly endless LED lights.

The Getty Center
This is one of the most unique destinations in Los Angeles. The Getty Center was conceived by architectural genius, Richard Meier. The Center is filled with open spaces, beautiful gardens, and spectacular views of Los Angeles. It is a hilltop wonder that reminds you why we all love LA. It’s the perfect mix of nature and culture. There are 5 galleries in all so you will want to take enough time with this museum to get it all in.

Natural History Museum
Dinosaur bones? Count us in! This is the largest natural history museum in the western United States. The collections cover 4.5 billion years in history and include an amazing 35 million specimens. There is an ‘Extreme Mammals’ exhibit from May 14th-September 10th, 2017. The permeant exhibits are not to be missed though! These include ‘Gems & Minerals’, ‘The Dinosaur Hall’, ‘Nature Gardens’, and ‘Becoming L.A.’. Make sure to check their site as they have discounted tickets sales at certain times of the year.

La Brea Tar Pits
In 1875, amateur paleontologists found remains in the tar pits. Since then the Page Museum team has discovered more than 3.5 million fossils. Upon walking in you can smell the bubbling black goo that has been seeping up through the ground for tens of thousands of years. Inside the museum you will find bones and fossils lining the walls of all sort of critters. There is also a 15,000-pound Columbian mammoth to greet you on your journey through the museum. Make sure to visit Pit 91 before you go where the paleontologists are still hard at work searching for more remains.

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May 7, 2017 By Meghan Nystrom