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Simi Valley mastodon is one of the many creatures on display in L.A.'s new Age of Mammals exhibit

This mastodon, discovered in Simi Valley in late 2001, is one of the skeletal centerpieces of the new Age of Mammals exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. The imposing creature, which stands at more than 8 feet 9 inches, once stomped its
This mastodon, discovered in Simi Valley in late 2001, is one of the skeletal centerpieces of the new Age of Mammals exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. The imposing creature, which stands at more than 8 feet 9 inches, once stomped its


2010-07-16 - Los Angeles, United States , Jeff Favre

In recent years, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles had been getting a bit long in the tooth — and we’re not talking about the saber-toothed tiger fossils in its collections. No, the museum’s building was nearly a century old, and it was in need of a serious makeover. Thanks to an extensive series of just-wrapped renovations, the structure built in 1913 is looking better than ever. But what good is a structural facelift if there’s nothing new to see inside?



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