Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the La Brea Tar Pits are one of the world’s most famous fossil localities. The newly named La Brea Tar Pits Museum displays Ice Age fossils — including saber-toothed cats, dire wolves and mammoths —  from 10,000 to 40,000-year-old asphalt deposits. But visitors can also watch the processes of paleontology unfold. Every day inside the glass-enclosed Fossil Lab, scientists and volunteers prepare fossils including “Zed,” a recently discovered male Columbian mammoth.

Experience everything the museum has to offer with the Passport:

  • Museum Admission
  • Titans of the Ice Age 3D
  • Ice Age Encounters (Fri. Sat. and Sun. only)

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Tour Reviews

4.5 based on 2 reviews
August 5, 2016

My kids love this place. Not the biggest museum you’ll visit but between the real paleontologists behind glass sorting actual dinosaur bones and the expansive play areas outside, it makes for a great place to spend half a day with the family. Must-do every time for my kids…running and rolling down the huge grass hill on the east side of the museum.

August 20, 2016

Great museum. Small but the outside is nice, like a good size park.

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