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La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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Central LA


3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Explore the world’s only active, urban Ice Age excavation site. Inside the Page Museum is a showcase of the best fossils, animals, and plants that have been discovered at the site – mammoths, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, and more.

Check out the La Brea Tar Pits where tar is still bubbling and active fossil excavation sites, to see what excavators have uncovered today. Make the most of your visit with an Excavator Tour. Get the behind-the-scenes story and see scientists working on recently excavated fossils, walk around the famous Lake Pit, and visit the live dig site where scientists discover new Ice Age specimens every day.

Free the first Tuesday of every month.

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Duration: 1-2 Hours
Location: Indoor + Outdoor
Souvenirs: Yes

   La Brea Tar Pits   5801 Wilshire Blvd.   Los Angeles, CA 90036