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Friday, April 5, 2013

L.A. County Natural History Museum to debut park, new exhibit as part of 100-year anniversary

This coming June and July, there will be two new exhibits at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum in Exposition Park.

This is part of a decade-long, $135 million transformation of the museum. Per officials, the goal of all of the work done to the museum is to bring the visitor's experience full circle with the message that a natural museum is more than just a repository of ancient fossils, petrified wood, and rusted artifacts: It's a living monument that tells the ongoing story of how nature and culture intertwine.

Simon Adlam, left, director of exhibits and creative director, and curator Bill Estrada, look at a 1939 WPA model of downtown Los Angeles on display at the "Becoming Los Angeles Exhibit" which is set to open in July at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. (Michael Owen Baker/Staff Photographer)

The 14,000 sq. ft. exhibition will tell the story of how Los Angeles transformed itself from a home of native peoples and dusty pueblos to the epicenter of the motion picture industry and a world-class city.

"We wanted to create a place for everybody, where a whole family could have a unique experience," said Jane Pisano, president and director of the museum.

To read the entire article by Susan Abram, Los Angeles Times journalist, please click HERE.

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