Museum of Jurassic Technology

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Museum of Jurassic Technology

Museum of Jurassic Technology

This Culver City storefront has little to do with dinosaurs; it's more of a wildly diverse homage to natural curiosities. Opera arias and chirping crickets follow you as you move through the maze of softly lit rooms, which are filled with one oddity after another: a horn once thought to be attached to the back of a woman's head, a duck's breath captured in a test tube, a stink ant from the Cameroon, microscopic sculptures of Pope John Paul II and Napoleon. Be sure to visit the Tula Tea Room on the third floor, where Georgian black tea is served most days from an antique samovar. If you get stuck on a rare rainy day in Los Angeles, this is a fascinating place to spend a couple of hours.

Where: Los Angeles, California
On the Web: mjt.org

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