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- Explore the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum with this admission ticket
- Discover this unexpected scientific site right in the heart of Los Angeles
- Admire the range of prehistoric fossils from mammoths, saber-toothed cats and ground sloths found in the pits
- Learn about ongoing efforts by scientists to continue excavation, collection and discovery
- Experience what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles
- Great option for families and children
Departure & Return
|Monday - Sunday:||09:30 AM - 05:00 PM|
What To Expect
Watch the tar bubble and ooze at the Lake Pit and visit prehistoric dig sites where site scientists are constantly making new finds. Once you head inside, you’ll have the chance to wander past Ice Age fossils from animals like saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, mammoths and ground sloths, learning about the habits of these prehistoric creatures. Want to learn more about how scientists collect and preserve specimens? A special clear-glass paleontology room inside the museum offers a sneak peek of the scientists hard at work.
Anyone looking for more insight into this unexpected Southern California site should check out the Excavator Tour, free with admission, which chronicles the history of the Tar Pits themselves along with the museum’s Fossil Lab, Observation Pit and Project 23 (one of the Pits’ newest excavation sites).
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Involves a moderate amount of walking
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- OPERATED BY LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY FOUNDATION
- For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
- If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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