Don't be fooled by the name, this is not some kind of Spielbergian dinosaurland. It's far more interesting than that. Hidden behind an unassuming, windowless storefront, David Wilson's Museum of Jurassic Technology presents itself as a repository of curiosities, scientific wonders and artistic miracles. Which exhibits, if any, are bona fide? Which, if any, are satirical? A subversive, witty and brilliant enterprise, the museum challenges the very nature of what a museum is or should be, while also taking its place as one of the most fascinating attractions in the entire city.
Oh, sure. You could go to the Getty and look at its world-class collection of photographs, or hang out in the incredibly popular "Urban Light" installation at LACMA, but can either of those possibly compete with a severed head or a spiritual diorama? If you're looking to visit an off-the-beaten path Los Angeles museum that's a little more quirky, we're here to help. Though LA has lost a couple of its favorite funky museums—farewell Banana Museum and Lingerie Museum!—there are still plenty of fascinating, offbeat institutions and free museums that deserve a visit.