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This section features museums and other attractions related to science, technology and industrial history, including railroads, aviation and other forms of transportation. Natural history museums are listed in the "Creatures" section but may also be listed here.

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American Aviation Historical Society

Huntington Beach, CA, USA

The American Aviation Historical Society is a non-profit organization that primarily publishes a quarterly aviation journal. . .

The American Military Museum

South El Monte, CA, USA

The American Military Museum maintains a collection of military vehicles, artillery, and equipment, ranging from World War I to Operation Desert Storm. . .


California Science Center

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The California Science Center is billed as the West Coast's largest hands-on science center. . .


Griffith Observatory

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Griffith Observatory sits on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park. . .


Hathaway Ranch and Oil Museum

Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA

This museum includes artifacts and buildings showing the initial usage of the Hathaway Ranch, as well as the major transition when oil was discovered in the area. . .


Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

San Marino, CA, USA

The Huntington is a collections-based educational and research institution established by Henry E. Huntington . . .

International Arcade Museum

Pasadena, CA, USA

This attraction describes itself as "the world's largest museum of the art, inventions, and history of the videogame, amusement and coin-operated machine industries. . ."


International Printing Museum

Carson, CA, USA

The International Printing Museum, in Carson, California, has one of the largest collections of antique printing presses in the United States. . .


Jadis Prop Shop and Curiosity Cabinet

Santa Monica, CA, USA

This attraction describes itself as "part museum, part curiosity shop. . ."


Lomita Railroad Museum

Lomita, CA, USA

The Lomita Railroad Museum in Lomita, California, is devoted to California railroad history during the steam era. . .

March Field Air Museum

Riverside, CA, USA

The March Field Air Museum is an aviation museum near Moreno Valley and Riverside, California, adjacent to March Air Reserve Base. . .


Murphy Auto Museum

Oxnard, CA, USA

This museum in Oxnard, Calif. displays more than 90 vintage automobiles . . .


Museum of Jurassic Technology

Culver City, CA, USA

The Museum of Jurassic Technology has been described as a satire of museums. . .


Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States. . .


The Nethercutt Museum & Collection

Sylmar, CA, USA

The Nethercutt Museum has a notable automobile collection. . .


Orange Empire Railway Museum

Perris, CA, USA

The Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, California, focuses on Southern California's railroad history. . .

Pacific Railroad Society Museum

San Dimas, CA, USA

This museum is housed in the former Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe depot in San Dimas, about 10 miles east of Pasadena. . .


Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The George C Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries was built next to the La Brea Tar Pits in Hancock Park. . .

Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs, CA, USA

The Palm Springs Air Museum contains one of the world's largest collections of flying World War II warplanes, many of which were built in Southern California. . .

Petersen Automotive Museum

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Petersen Automotive Museum is one of the world's largest automotive museums. . .

Ripley's Believe It or Not - Hollywood

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Ripley's Believe It or Not Museums are part of an American franchise founded by Robert Ripley. . .


The Southern California Medical Museum

Pomona, CA, USA

The Southern California Medical Museum has exhibits related to the history of medicine, dentistry, nursing, veterinary medicine and pharmacy. . .


Travel Town Museum

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Travel Town Museum is located in the northwest corner of Griffith Park in Los Angeles. . .

Western Science Center

Hemet, CA, USA

The Western Science Center , formerly the Western Center for Archaeology & Paleontology, is a museum located near Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet, California. . .

Zoos & Aquariums

Aquarium of the Pacific

Long Beach, CA, USA

The Aquarium of the Pacific is a public aquarium on a 5-acre site in Long Beach, California. . .

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

San Pedro, CA, USA

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is an aquarium in San Pedro, within the city of Los Angeles. . .

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Palm Desert, CA, USA

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a public desert botanical garden and a zoo in Palm Desert, California. . .

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a 133-acre zoo founded in 1966. . .

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