One of the tastiest additions to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is the cafe on the garden level. You can get a pretty decent salad or sandwich and sit outdoors (or in should you prefer) and enjoy the view and sunshine.
Steps leading up to the beginning of the garden trail are just steps away from your table at the cafe.
This is a detail of the “thing” at the right hand side of the photo above. I’m not sure if it is functional or purely decorative but it doesn’t really matter.
Looking back at the cafe tables with the new north entrance at the left.
The new entrance with the circa 1960s extension on the left. This bridge extends over the garden below. At upper right just a glimpse of the tail of the 63-foot-long fin whale hanging in the entranceway to greet visitors. More photos of the interior in a later post.
Looking down from entrance walkway to children’s area. The original 1913 brick building is on the right.
When the museum opened in 1913 it was known as the Museum of History, Science and Art. In 1961 the museum was split in two as the Los Angeles County Museum of History and Science and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
The pole in the center of the first photo is detecting bats as the sign explains. To the right is the tower at USC (University of Southern California) which is right across the street. I wonder if bats are living in the USC belfry!!!
The sign reads Solitary Bees have moved into this hotel. Bee quiet. Babies are in there.
See any baby bees in diapers? I was afraid to stick my camera lens in too close!
Just as I was leaving that day the Goodyear blimp came sailing by with the moon appearing above. It seemed like a fitting ending to a Good Day!
For my previous post about the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County click here.
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