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The Museum of Jurassic Technology

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The Museum of Jurassic Technology offers discounted $5 tickets for full-time college students with valid student IDs. 

The offbeat museum is Los Angeles’ version of a 16th century cabinet of curiosities, the precursor to the modern natural history museum. It contains an unclassifiable collection of bizarre relics and exhibits of questionable authenticity, including a horn from a woman’s head, oil paintings of the Soviet cosmo-dogs, and micromosaics crafted from diatoms and the scales of butterfly wings. The museum describes its flavor as “incongruity born of the overzealous spirit in the face of unfathomable phenomena.”

Located at 9341 Venice Blvd. in Culver City, the Museum of Jurassic Technology can be easily accessed via the Expo Line. Its hours are Thursday from 2–8 p.m., and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon–6 p.m. For more information, visit mjt.org.