La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
The La Brea Tar Pits is an active Ice Age dig site where new discoveries are made every day.
Don’t miss The Fossil Lab, a glass-walled paleontological laboratory in the center of the Museum that offers visitors an exceptional opportunity to witness how Ice Age fossils are cleaned, studied, and prepared for exhibit. You can visit the Fossil Lab as well as Project 23, where live excavations are performed, on the Excavator Tour (available daily, check calendar for times).
Their newest exhibit, “Mammoths and Mastodons,” allows you to get up close to La Brea’s real fossils as well as new life-sized replicas that show what these animals looked like in life.
Check out Ice Age Encounters (additional ticket fee) and see the Ice Age come to life in this 15-minute stage show, featuring a life-size adult saber-tooth cat puppet, live performance, and film projections that bring the distant past to life.
Titans of the Ice Age 3D (additional ticket fee) movie adventure, takes you on a journey to a world lost in time, buried in ice, and ruled by giants.
Summer camps are available for children (grades K-8).
Free Admission Days
Free admission on the first Tuesdays of every month (except July and August) and free admission every Tuesday in September.