By Deb Flomberg
Among the many fascinating and quirky museums in southern California is the Museum of Jurassic Technology. The museum calls itself “an educational institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the public appreciation of the Lower Jurassic,” though just what that means is really up to you. The term “Lower Jurassic” in this instance, seems to be referring to the unclassifiable, though there are certainly a wealth of exhibits here that can be dated to some very early ages. If you enjoy perusing unique museums, then this is a perfect destination for you.
There have been many descriptions of the Museum of Jurassic Technology since its founding in 1988. Its been called a “self-conscious homage to private museums of yore, when natural history was only barely charted by science and museums were closer to Renaissance cabinets of curiosity” by the Smithsonian. And New York Times critic Edward Rothstein simply stated “where the persistent question is: what kind of place is this?” Visit this fascinating museum and decide for yourself.
Once inside you’ll be able to check out all the different unique displays and exhibits at the Museum of Jurassic Technology. Check out The Horn of Mary Davis of Saughall, which is described as a horn that had actually grown on the back of a woman’s head. Or learn about the stink ant of the cameroon of West Central Africa. Be amazed by the Micro-miniatures of Hagop Sandaldjian, with exquisite carvings all sitting on or within the eye of a needle.
Clearly, the collection at the Museum of Jurassic Technology is like a massive collection of curiousities and oddities. Many are truly scientific, while others of of debatable origin, but throughout it all, everything is fascinating and entertaining, making this museum a great destination for the whole family. Make sure to set out in your C250 Luxury Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You can take the whole family to the museum in style, as you all enjoy the ride and the perfect luxury of this exquisite sedan, ready to spend a day learning as a family.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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