Culver City, California

The Museum of Jurassic Technology

A modern day curiosity cabinet

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You may be aware when you enter the museum that the appearance of anything that could be considered technology didn’t occur until about 150 million years after the Jurassic period. You may also note that artifacts of the Jurassic period, of natural history, or of technology are not in abundance in the museum. Rather than explain itself, the museum ignores the discrepancy.

“In its original sense,” reads a Museum brochure, “The term museum meant a spot dedicated to the muses -- a place where man’s mind could attain a mood of aloofness above everyday affairs.” This museum certainly is that spot. The displays evoke an 18th century cabinet of curiosities, ranging from micro-sculptures in the needle of an eye to “Garden of Eden on Wheels,” a collection devoted to trailer park culture. Many exhibits are confusing, nonsensical, or simply made up, but don’t expect to get answers. Just enjoy the sense of wonder.

Don’t miss the life and works of Athanasius Kircher, a 17th century Jesuit scholar and "man of a hundred talents."

The Museum of Jurassic Technology is sponsored by Erik Charles Tillmans
  • Hours
    The Museum is open Thursday from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm The Tula Tea Room and Borzoi Kabinet Theater open one hour after the Museum's front desk and close one hour before. During this time, complimentary tea and cookies are served and films screen hourly.
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  • Address
    9341 Venice Boulevard, Culver City, California, 90232, United States
  • Cost
    Adults, $ 8.00 Children aged 13 to 21, $ 5.00 Students in full time education, $ 5.00 Persons 60 years or older, $ 5.00 Unemployed persons, $ 5.00 Disabled Persons, $1.50 Active service personnel in uniform, $ 1.50 Children 12 and under, Free
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