Museum of Jurassic Technology, Los Angeles

4 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews

9341 Venice Blvd, Culver City, Ca 310-836-6131
  • Cats cradle materials from the ages ...
    Cats cradle materials from the ages ...
    by kymbanm
  • Holographic barking ....
    Holographic barking ....
    by kymbanm
  • Just one of the dioramas ...
    Just one of the dioramas ...
    by kymbanm

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    Museum of Jurassic Technology

    by jhoolko Written May 18, 2007

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    This is by far the strangest place I have ever been. It's supposedly a museum, but I have my doubts. Between the room dedicated to the dogs who died in the Russian space program (complete with hideous painted portraits of each dog), to the miniature mobile home display, to the awkwardly empty tea room designed to look like a Catholic chapel, I still can't figure this place out. It's so dark that you just have to hope you aren't bumping into a display of crumbling butterflies or the skeleton of a european mole. I honestly have no idea what the point of this museum is, but one thing is for sure, there's nothing like it in the world.
    If you are looking for something weird to do in LA that no one you ever know has done before, come here. You can also come here if you are looking for a good laugh or just really bored and in the Culver City area.
    Besides being weird, this place is free. My friend took me here before going to dinner one night and I have to say it's a great place to take friends, the visit is certainly an event. Highly recommended, but only for the weird at heart.
    You enter through a bookstore covering equally strange topics, likely manned by an equally strange clerk. Check out this wikipedia article for more information:

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    Museum of Jurassic Technology

    by kymbanm Written Apr 12, 2007

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    The name alone made me inquisitive, JURASSIC TECHNOLOGY??? As I read a blurb about it, I decided to check out the website ..... okay, this was going to be COOL! A museum full of oddities was just the ticket for my day :)

    So off we went. I was expecting a museum ... a large building of some sort. After passing it a few times we discovered a small storefront partially obscured from the street by a tree. After finding parking, we walked a short distance back to that storefront and entered. Like all museums, there is a small gift shop .... but unlike other museums the gift shop was dinky and eclectic. We paid our donation and entered.

    It was WONDERFUL! We wandered for a couple of hours through nooks and crannies, seeing micromosaic art works through microscopes, a display on magnets, dioramas with holographic images, two rooms on cat cradles from indigenous cultures, a serene and formal room with paintings of the Canine Cosmonauts, several little rooms of folk remedies and their histories, and so much MORE!

    The very last room on the top floor is a replica of a Russian tea room - with free tea shipped in from Georgia, and little cookies :) It was a wonderful way in which to just sit and contemplate all that we had seen that day during our museum wanderings.

    I can't wait to return :)

    The museum is dimly lit to add to the ambience, so be cautious if you have visual impairments. Flash-free photos are permitted.

    Fees: 2-5$ US Depends on age.

    This is it??? Cats cradle materials from the ages ... A cosmonaut canine and myself! Holographic barking .... Just one of the dioramas ...
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