The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is redefining public expectations.  In addition to displaying fossils, the museum has added exhibits of live animals, such as turtles and snakes.

One of the new exhibits looks at how people have influenced the environment in the Los Angeles area.

“Not only are we interpreting natural history. We also, as a part of our mission statement, are interpreting cultural history as well,” Jonathan Gillett, the museum’s assistant collections manager, told Voice of America.  “So it shows the way that the environment has influenced people and how people have influenced the environment.”

Learn more at http://www.voanews.com/content/los-angeles-natural-history-museum-redefined/1726924.html.