Museum of Jurassic Technology No Walk in the Park
We finally made it over to the Museum of Jurassic Technology, expecting to be blown away by the various mind-benders on display. Unfortunately, the museum is already so impressed with itself there simply wasn't any room left for our potential awe.
The goal of the museum is admirable: To force people to think about the authority of museums and think about the differences in science museums and art museums. However, for a place that aims to blow your mind, there isn't much to the exhibits. Actor/magician Ricky Jay is pretty cool, but a narrated guide to his decaying dice collection just isn't that compelling.
To be fair, there are some diverting exhibits, like the trailer park dioramas (one of which is picture above) and the optical illusion collections. And, admission is only by suggested donation. This museum is good option if you're already going to one of Culver City's sexy new bistros, but not worth a cross-town trip on its own merits.