The Museum of Jurassic Technology is a non-profit organization that calls itself “an educational institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the public appreciation of the Lower Jurassic”.
Lower Jurassic alludes to the unpredictable and mysterious nature of the museum’s collection. These include art, scientific discoveries, ethnographic exhibits and historical items, including exhibits that don’t fit into any specific category or definite interpretation.
The Museum of Jurassic Technology is located at 9341 Venice Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232. It is four blocks west of Robertson Blvd. in the historic Palms District of Los Angeles, just east of the intersection at Bagley Ave. and Venice Blvd.
Once inside the museum’s unique olive green stucco facade, you will find a dimly lit gift shop featuring items such as porcelain sculptures, along with other oddities related to the museum. The 10-12 galleries inside house dioramas, taxidermy and miniature sculptures. You can visit a library devoted to Napoleon Bonaparte and a portrait gallery of paintings honoring various Soviet canines that were launched into space in the 1960’s. The MJT is a wealth of unusual knowledge that isn’t typically valued by other museums.
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