Founded by husband and wife David Hildebrand Wilson and Diana Drake Wilson in 1988. Located in the heart of Culver City in Los Angeles California. The museum's collection includes a mixture of artistic, scientific, ethnographic, and historic, as well as some unclassifiable exhibits, and the diversity of its offerings evokes the cabinets of curiosities that were the 16th-century predecessors of modern natural history museums.

The Museum of Jurassic Technology is an educational institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the public appreciation of the Lower Jurassic and was the subject of a book by Lawrence Weschler entitled Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder published in 1995. Often described as a “museum about museums,” the Museum of Jurassic technology is open to the public from Thursday to Sunday and welcomes guests into its permanent collection exhibitions, as well as Tula Tea Room and its Rooftop Garden.