My husband’s cousin invited me to the LA Museum of Natural History yesterday because it was free admission day. Free? Museum? Sign me up! Sadly, they had just decided to cancel their free Tuesdays due to the increased amount of people that visit during the summer. Do not fear, free Tuesdays resume on September 4th (unless they suddenly decide to change that too!).
I was a bit disappointed in the size of their collection. They had a lot of minerals and gemstones, Birds (from all over the world), and North American/African Mammals. Other than that, it was disappointing for a museum of its size. Their “insect” collection included a few live tarantulas, a wolf spider, a beetle, and a few scorpions. They also had a few dinosaur skeletons, which I love! I guess my History/Archaeology Degreed-self was drooling for more [but I suppose I shouldn't have expected more because it is Natural history, after all].
Here are a few of my favorites, especially because they remind me of good old Northern British Columbia, one of the most beautiful places on Earth. I grew up with some of these majestic creatures roaming in my backyard [sadly, it was not the T-Rex roaming in my backyard]!
(Please pardon the glare from the glass!)
On a food note: their cafe, located on the ground level, does have a few Vegan/Vegetarian options. For Vegans, the only meal I saw was the Vegetable soup, which is clearly indicated as being Vegan. There are a few more options like fresh fruit and juice smoothies. For vegetarians, there is a Greek Salad that looked fresh and delicious (sadly containing feta!) and a Veggie burger. They also had a Vegetarian sandwich (avocado, tomato, cucumber, cheese, romaine lettuce) in the self-serve fridge.
I think we should all invade the museum for free in September and eat lots of Vegan soup!
Finally, I am looking forward to my first 4th of July in the US. As many of you know, I moved to the US from Canada in February to marry my (now) husband. It’s an exciting time full of huge changes and new experiences. Bring on the tofu dogs, America!
Happy 4th of July from sunny California!