LA's Natural History Museum is chock full of underwater behemoths, Sahara giants and Jurassic Park's finest. It's a great way to beat the heat in South Central and now with its own stop on the Expo Line it has never been easier to avoid obscene traffic altogether.
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The insect exhibits change seasonally at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum, but the butterfly pavilion is worth taking time to see. Generally open during the warmer months, the enclosure allows you to walk around a greenhouse full of hundreds of butterflies. No matter your age, it's hard to leave without a smile on your face.