We are open today from 9:30 am to 5 pm. See what is Happening Today
Witness science in action at La Brea Tar Pits.
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Ice Age Encounters
This dynamic, live performance features a life-size adult saber-toothed cat puppet that brings the distant past to life.
The Excavator Tour explores the Fossil Lab where real paleontologists work; our historic excavation pits; and Project 23, where live excavations can be seen.
Inside the Fossil Lab
Discover how our paleontologists clean, sort, and study fossils uncovered in the Tar Pits!
What are you interested in learning about at the Tar Pits?
Tales from the Tar Pits
We literally have Ice Age L.A. in our hands.
We try to connect nature, people, and science—at our museums and out in L.A.